Submitter: My local public library has three copies of this 1980 love advice book in their system. All 3 copies are in the juvenile collections. So much of this book references current 1980’s topics, or recent stories in the news, that I would be surprised if any young adult would know what they were talking about. Anita Bryant being a good example. There are parts of this book that are still vaguely current, but plenty that are out of date. A few of the gems from this book are:
Pg. 29 – “Remember that a man’s name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
Pg. 40-41 Guessing who might be a Homosexual.
Pg. 50 – Talking about orange juice siren, Anita Bryant.
Holly:What is it about books in this category that makes librarians not want to weed? The examples in this book are so out of date, as Submitter points out. Attitudes toward sex have changed even since 1980, so books in this category should really reflect the current era. About ten years is all you can realistically expect to get out of books like this. Maaaaybe 20, but definitely not 36.