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Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

Boy George and Culture Club

Ah yes, more 80s musicians. Boy George led an interesting life AFTER this book was written, what with his tragic heroin addiction and subsequent addiction to the prescription narcotics he used to kick the heroin addiction – and then the breakup of Culture Club in the late 80s.  His solo career has spanned two decades, but of course there would be no mention of that here.  He’s been a DJ, there was a Tony-nominated musical about his life (called Taboo), he has a fashion line, there was a Biography Channel documentary about his life in 2008, and then he was sent to prison in 2009 for imprisoning a male escort in his London apartment. Nice.

Clearly, this book from 1984 is the tip of the iceberg about Boy George and Culture Club.  There was a new Boy George biography written in 2005 that would be a much better choice for libraries (called Straight by Paul Gorman).

Do you really want to  hurt me? No? Then please weed this.


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Krystal Carrington Workout

Linda Evans Beauty & Exercise Book: Inner & Outer Beauty

Who doesn’t want to look good while they take down the evil Alexis?

This book circulated fairly recently in the public library that submitted this title.  That library has a decent budget and plenty of up-to-date titles in this subject area, so it must have been missed in the last round of weeding.  Anyway, they’ve weeded it and bequeathed it to me.  Win-win!

Let’s look at this lovely example of beauty and exercise of the rich and famous in the early 1980s:

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Friday Fiction: Chartbreaker


(First published in GB as Chartbreak, 1986)

Submitter: Apparently, I need to call in the Ghostbusters. I just weeded fiction, but some gremlin keeps sneaking 80’s titles back on the shelf! A quick Google search shows attempts at updating the cover art. It’s already a challenge to keep teens interested in reading. Stuff like this really makes the school library look out of touch. Continue reading