Submitter: This book was already weed-worthy just because of its age and lack of circulation; frankly, I’m not sure why anyone would want to make exercise equipment when you can buy almost-new equipment at any garage sale. What made it Awful Library Books-worthy was the artwork. All of the diagrams show angry, unhappy, uncomfortable people struggling in their exercise routine (or with their homemade exercise equipment!). But the coup de grâce was the photograph featuring the homemade stationary bike, the result of 70+ pages of instructions in a “excellent section on bicycles and stationary pedal cycles,” as proclaimed on the back cover.
Holly: How very inspiring! Chin-up guy (below) looks like he might just give up and go order a cheeseburger. Also, is that a woman bench-pressing on the cover, or a man in a leotard?