A New Review of Pitman Shorthand Coombs 1970 (reprint 1975) I took shorthand a century ago and nearly failed. The scratches never looked like anything sensible and I never got near to the speed classmates seemed to manage. I dropped
McCall’s Step-By-Step Sewing McCall’s Corporation 1967 This sewing book isn’t really too bad. The instructions are well written and covers the basics as well as fit and tailoring. Clothing construction doesn’t change much, but styles, fabric, and equipment does. This
Not At Their Mercy Green 2000 I am not really sure where to begin. Is it the white pumps? (I think my grandmother had a pair of those exact shoes in the early 1970s.) The ridiculous subtitle? (unconscionable? as opposed
Why Can’t You Stay Home With Me? A Book About Working Mothers Hazen 1986 I know what the authors and publishers were trying to accomplish with books about working moms. Reading it now, it just comes off as tone deaf.
The Cat Repair Book James 2001 I was excited by the title. I was hoping someone could fix my cat’s pathetic attempt to paint herself as a starving waif when her food dish is steps away and 2/3’s full. Unfortunately,
Looking Terrific Cho and Grover 1978 First, props to the author for using the word “weeding” with respect to one’s personal wardrobe. Second, I kind of like how this book is set up with before and after. As a certified
Dating Picking (and Being) a Winner St. Clair and Jones 1987 Are you a fun loving Christian teen? Worried about picking a loser for a life partner or a casual date? This is your book. These guys want you to