Submitter: I found this book while straightening up the stacks today. I knew it looked familiar, and browsing through your archives I found that Debbie had been in another posting for a different exercise book. As great as that one was, I have to say that this one is a real gem! All the dancercize moves have names like “I’m a Big Girl Now”, “Step into my Parlor”, “Come and See Me Sometime”, and “Shy — But Oh My”. The book includes not just dancercizing tips, but recipes (lots of eggs), tips on how to become more cultured (whether you like Mozart or the Beatles), and a list of recommended books on subjects like poetry, psychology, Art, Astrology (yep), and Phrenology (wait, really?). Not only is the book amazing, but the paraphernalia I found inside it adds to the allure. According to the check out card, the first person to check it out in 1978 put their name as “Candy Cotton”.
Mary: I just love Debbie’s stuff. We posted Debbie’s 1961 book a while back. Click here to view the awesome sample exercises. You have to give her credit, she is very holistic in her beauty/exercise routine. I am glad to see this later publication does not disappoint.