Okay, we don’t usually do fiction, but frankly I was starting to just get annoyed with old career books and a few humorless librarians that have told me I am hurting America, libraries and civilization as we know it. Yeah. Sure. So in order to expand the discussion a bit, and just share some awesome stuff that has happened to float our way, Holly and I are sharing a few choice fiction titles from time to time. Because I was a Brady Bunch fan back in the day and probably the original target market for this book, I am going to lead the way with some spectacular tribute to the cultural phenomenon that is Brady Bunch! (Youngsters, feel free to Google if you need to!)
Anyway I really truly wanted to be like Marcia, but I am sure I had the self esteem of Jan. I would like to think I was smarter than Jan. (A black wig? Fake boyfriend? Freckles? Poor Jan!) The Bradys did have the life. Sigh.
Of course I ran to worldcat to see if anyone still had holdings and yes, believe it or not, this is still out there in library land. I was particularly happy to see Michigan State University had a copy and absolutely need to give a shout out to the folks in Special Collections. This is where these kinds of books belong. Maybe you loved this as a kid, but I doubt your average teen or tween would read this. Good rule of thumb, if the book is older than the target audience, maybe you should reconsider. I, however, am thrilled that MSU is doing their part to preserve the awesome cultural contribution of the Brady Bunch!
Mary (aka Mrs. George Glass)