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Home Ec-50’s style

Young Living
Clayton
1959

This could be a fun book to browse…at a museum or archive of some sort. Sadly, there are quite a few public libraries listed in WorldCat that still have this book on their shelves.

I love the page that this submitter scanned from the book.  It really says it all:

 

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Cat Cooking?

The Secret of Cooking for Cats
Gardner
1965

When I first looked at this title I thought that it was about cooking the actual cat.  No folks, treat your little fluffy friend right and cook him his very own dinner.  No cheap Frisky’s or IAMS for our feline friends.  Time to go first class!  Perhaps some Tuna Tartare?

Yes, kids, there is our author and his groovy manual typewriter, sharing a meal with his feline friends (see image below).  Wanna bet this guy is single and available?

Mary

 

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Fun with Crime

Looking Forward to Being Attacked
Bullard
1977

Submitter: Talk about putting a positive light on something bad,  Looking Forward to Being Attacked was written by Lt. Jim Bullard from the Memphis Police Department.  It was published in 1977.  I included the table of contents to demonstrate how Lt. Bullard just oozes optimism.

Holly: Looks like a great book with a weird approach and title.  No one looks forward to being attacked, even if they are a master at self-defense.  Oh, I get it!  He is being clever.  This was re-released in 1987.  With cell phones and car alarms, I think self-defense books in public libraries should be more up to date than this.  Please weed!

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