Submitter: We weeded this from the [Public Library], which serves a community of 109,000. This was in our 800s, which are notoriously hard to weed. I think it would have been gone a lot sooner if it was in the 300s. Seems to pre-date CIP so must have been a Cataloguer’s call!
Holly: The subject heading for this book is “success” and the Dewey call number is 818.5. I agree with submitter that this is a strange combination – but I’m not a cataloger and they have their secret ways. Aside from the fact that this is about the most boring thing I’ve ever seen (NOT the reason to weed it, just a personal observation), it is 55 years old. Success in 2014 is not the same as success in 1959. I skimmed through the [yellowed] pages submitted and I still don’t really get the point. Is it just stories about people doing various things for a living? To it’s credit, it seems to include women. I don’t see public library patrons clamoring onto a hold list for this, so it’s probably a safe weed.
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