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Linda Evans Beauty & Exercise Book: Inner & Outer Beauty
Evans
1983

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

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Chartbreaker
Cross
1986
(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

Teen fashion

Get Yourself Together
The Fashion Guide for Teens!
Schwab
1988

I was actually impressed that this book was in such good condition since it is over 20 years old.  Not a bad collection choice for the 1988. Lots of diagrams and photos and a nice message of “be yourself”.  Of course fashion has a shelf life people.  Let the archives save this stuff for posterity.    In the meantime, enjoy the stroll down memory lane. Holly, I am sure this was your book in high school!

Mary

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