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Woodsy Women

 

Woman in the Woods
Farmer
1976

Submitter: While I am not a librarian, I do think I’m qualified as a historian to declare this book a rather wondrous find!

Holly: While maybe the information is still valid, who is going to get past the premise of  “hey girls,  you too can like the outdoors”?   I can already feel women everywhere cringing!  Please, please, please: weed this if it is on your shelves.

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Bigfoot is real!

Alien Animals
Bord
1981

The only reason this is a candidate for Awful Library Books is the description on the front flap.  There is one sentence that raises a flag:  “If even only a fraction of these reports are accurate the fact remains, alien animals exist.”

Really?  It’s a fact, then? Awesome!

Thank you, anonymous submitter.

Holly

Jazz up your wardrobe

 

Make Your Own Great Vests: 90 Ways to Jazz Up Your Wardrobe
Parks
1995

Submitter: Ah, I remember when vests were all the rage. This book captures some of the more extravagant vests of the 90’s. Denim vests, sequined vests, vests with tassels, the possibilities are endless! But wait, this one will really blow your mind, a vest with little vests on it (picture attached).

Holly: Cute.  Reeeeeal cute.  Who would wear this…and to where??  Also, why?

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