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Drinking and Driving: Know Your Limits


Drinking & Driving: Know Your Limits and Liabilities

Submitter: This book is filled with data and info from 1985. Not so current 30 years later. For a hoot, I flipped to the back to read up what the laws were for Massachusetts (from where this is being submitted) and it was ripped out. Michigan too. Sorry ladies.

Holly: Bummer, I was curious too. I’m all for knowing your limits, and I think it’s a great idea to know how to calculate your blood alcohol. Here’s an even better idea: always have a designated driver if you know you’ll be drinking, or stay home. The statistics in this book are no longer helpful, and if the pages for your particular state are ripped out, then the book is much less useful to your patrons.

More Drinking:

Black and Sober

Driving High

Women Who Drink

Getting Groovy with Booze

Death in a Bottle


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If your child is drinking…

If Your Child is Drinking cover

If Your Child is Drinking…
What you can do to fight alcohol abuse at home, at school and in the community

I think the cover art says it all. You life is shattered! Get it?

Of course this information is outdated and so are the agencies in the referral. It probably goes without saying there aren’t any websites either…

This is a great example of a book way past a sell-by date. It isn’t necessarily bad (although the cover art is weird), there are better and more modern resources for patrons. Give me a reason to keep rather than a reason to weed.



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Angry Cool Kids

Drugs and Anger

Without a doubt, drugs and other substance abuse materials for kids is an eternal gold mine of laughs for ALB. So we have another drugs are bad book for your consideration. The title Drugs and Anger first made me ask: Maybe they are taking the wrong drugs? And then there is that snappy, oh-so-subtle graphic for the cover and my first thought was I hope they didn’t waste the stuff out of the bottle.  Rounding out the problems are the insipid captions on photos that are laughable. Weed it and don’t look back.

How about some nice cocktails instead?


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