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It’s All in the Jeans!

American Denim coverAmerican Denim: A New Folk Art
Beagle
1975

Jeans aren’t just some groovy pants, they are art!

This is one of those books that isn’t necessarily awful. The point of this book is to show design/art with denim. That’s cool. Is it a weeder? Not unless it isn’t within the scope or mission of your collection. This wouldn’t be worth space in my tiny library but larger or specialized libraries would probably snap this up. I feature it here on the site because I love the model pictures and I am wondering how much they had to pay these models. My personal favorite is the jean jacket with the upside down sheep (I think that is what it is) and the nude woman (last picture).

Mary

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Fixing the Boob Tube

TV Repair for Beginners coverTV Repair for Beginners
Zwick
1991, 4th ed.

Submitter: This book was found languishing at my local library. I thought this book was unlikely ever to be checked out again and should be weeded. That a newer edition would be better than this, the 4th ed. My colleague thought there was still some life left in this book. That there would still be some people out there with a TV like these. Although she did agree that she has not seen one in a while. I doubt that there are enough of those old TV sets , and even less likely amount of owners who would want to repair them on their own to keep this book. So I pose the question to your readers. Weed or keep?

Holly: I have a TV like this in my bedroom. I will happily get rid of it when it dies, but the damn thing won’t die! I’m definitely not repairing it when that happens, though. Weed.

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DIY Hot Tub

Build Your Own Hot Tub cover

Build your Own Hot Tub
Miller
1979

Submitter: In actuality a fairly well done how-to book; the cover alone demands submission.  You just KNOW that there are no bathing suits in evidence there – and is that Paul Simon third from the left?!   Especially when reading the last sentence in paragraph two of “The Spiritual Community.” After all, ‘the hot tub is an environment of pleasure’.

Holly: Is it even possible to write a book about a hot tub that isn’t a little sexy?  It sure wasn’t in the 1970s!

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