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Teen self-esteem builder

The Teen Face Book
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1989

These kids on the cover look familiar.  Isn’t that one girl from Family Ties?

Anyway, what bothers me is this is a book aimed at teens and seems to be full of lots of information on how you as a teenager can fix your face problems with plastic surgery.  Parents hate you?  Can’t get a date?  The answer is a “little bit of work!”

Although this book contains some information on acne treatment and healthy skin, the second half of the book is all about the plastic surgery.  Not sure I believe we should be telling teens that plastic surgery will fix the all the problems they are having with life–especially with medical data from 1989.  Short answer:  a more balanced attitude about cosmetic surgery and something within the last 5 years would be more appropriate.   Definitely a weeder!

Mary

Sweaters from Rover?

Knitting with Dog Hair
Crolius
1997

I am a dog lover but I am really disturbed by a dog hair sweater.  Anyone else think this is odd?  I will concede that this is probably an appropriate choice for a dog/craft kind of crowd, but I can’t get my head around wearing dog hair INTENTIONALLY.  Am I missing something?

Mary

Just for Men

mullet1

Milady’s For Men Only
Styling and Techniques
Cotter
1994

I honestly couldn’t post this one fast enough!  Just when you think no one can top any of the fashion and hair things, in comes an unamed library in Ohio with one of the best books yet.  Thanks submitter.  Here are some others you will not want to miss.

Aren’t Bobbie and Tom sweet looking?  Sometimes things are so perfectly awful, words just can’t do this justice.

Mary

 

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