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Scarf Arranging

The Five-Minute Scarf Arranger
Tryde Sandeman
1989

Submitter: Most of the “arrangements” in this book are pretty basic & do not require any instruction. For example, tie two scarves together & you’ll have a belt! or tie a scarf around your wrist & you’ll have a bracelet! Wow, I would have never thought to do that! My favorite though is the scarf halter top (picture attached). This arrangement does not seem like a good idea. One false move & “the girls” will be on display!

Holly: Wow, these scarves are bold fashion statements.  Where does one wear the “bare back and bow?”  This isn’t a bad choice for libraries, just a little outdated.  I could totally rock these two looks:

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Good Old Boys Drinking Whiskey and Rye

Counseling the Alcoholic
Perez
1985

Submitter: I love this cover. I would not weed because of the cover. But the back tells me that this is a little out of touch with modern drinking habits. Chablis? Muscatel?  This is also written for counselors, not patients, and I’m sure they have professional rules about only using current materials.

Holly: They also list “rye” on the back cover.  When was the last time you heard someone order “rye”?  Everyone knows that these days the thing to drink is Boones Farm Strawberry Hill wine and Alabama Slammers.

Aggressive or Assertive?

How to be an assertive (not aggressive) woman in life, in love and on the job
A total guide to self-assertiveness
Baer
1976

I want to say “no”!  I want a better table in a restaurant! Maybe I do need this book.

Doesn’t the book cover just scream 70s women’s movement?  This is great example of  women’s empowerment book during the 70s.  I don’t remember this being a particularly impressive title, but I remember lots of books with similar titles.   I am sure that Phil Donohue did several episodes on this theme.

Regardless of the time and place I still think most strong women are thought of as “bitchy” or “mean”  and men exhibiting the exact same behavior would be considered assertive or forthright.  Maybe times haven’t changed that much.  So maybe the topic is still important but how about something from this decade?

Just another aggressive librarian,

Mary

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