Submitter: Remember Fabio? The supposed epitome of male beauty? (Yeah, I remember him too and from my male perspective, definitely not the epitome of male beauty, that would be me! (yeah right!) 🙂 The story seems to be typical paperback romance faire, but what is interesting is that you could not only sign up for the Fabio fanclub, but enter for a chance to win a date with Fabio! Unfortunately, the contest ended in September of ’96. Sorry ladies.
Holly: Oh, man! Totally missed my chance. This book is looking a little worn around the edges. That’s good – it means it was well-loved! It’s time has come and gone, and 15 years of life out of a romance paperback is a pretty good run.
Submitter: Widdemer actually won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (when it was known as Columbia University Prize) back in 1919 alongside Carl Sandburg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Widdemer
That being said, this book is 1930’s “chick lit” tripe. No surprise that she’s the person who popularized the term “middlebrow.”
Holly: I love chick lit tripe, but I don’t see a lot of reason to keep this in your average public library. Pulitzer or not.
Submitter: The book is called “Among the Dolls,” and along with the illustrations, it’s probably one of the more disturbing children’s books that I’ve seen– if I was a kid, I’d have nightmares from this book! I provided the illustration from the back cover as well as one from inside, just so you can really see how truly scary this book is!
Holly: Thought this book would fit nicely with our fiction week theme. (Remember these other doll posts?) Enjoy and sleep well tonight everyone!