Street Smart Survival A Nineties Guide to Staying Alive and Living Well Santoro 1991 When this title first caught my eye, I was thinking it was a “live better”, self-help kind of book. Wow, this is NOT what I expected.
Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers Somers 1980 There’s no denying that Suzanne Somers has been prolific. She’s written diet books, exercise books, aging books, a biography…and even a poetry book. It’s awfully sweet and cute and charming; only
Keep on Rollin’: The Complete Guide to Roller Skating in America Boorstin 1978 Submitter: This gem was pulled reluctantly from the shelves of a rural library in Oregon. If I see the Swirnoffs on the street, I’m calling the police
Who Cares About Disabled People Adams 1989 Submitter: I suspect it’s a series of “who cares about…” but still, it made me laugh out loud. It’s 20 years old now (according to World Cat, which also revealed it’s still available…)
Pets Around the World Jackson 1965 Submitter: This book may not qualify as “Awful,” but it is indeed outdated! The image that was a particular favourite of mine depicts a young naked Galapagos boy and his pet turtle. Yes, children…
Uncle Willy’s Tickles: A Child’s Right to Say No Aboff 2003 Submitter: Creepy! Holly: …Aaaaand we’re back to this subject. What a horrible title! There’s a fine line between making a serious subject “approachable” to kids through a title they
Critter the Class Cat Bare 1989 Submitter: Here is a book that the children’s librarian kept on his storytime shelf. He retired, and I retired his storytime shelf! Copyright date is 1989, so the cat is probably watching from Kitty
What to do When-and Why at parties, at home , at school, in your growing world Stewart and Buchwald 1975 I love etiquette books! I actually think this kind of material is absolutely necessary. However, I can’t imagine that