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Richard Simmons

 

Still Hungry – After All These Years
Simmons
1999

Submitter: Discovered as we dismantled and re-imagined the biography collection.

Holly: Awww, Richard Simmons! He’s been through a lot lately. There’s even a podcast about how he went “missing” recently. (He was found). I hope he writes a new biography, actually. This one isn’t the worst thing a library could have, but if it no longer circulates it’s an easy weeder.

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Workout at the Office

Quick Workouts coverQuick Workouts: Fitness Anytime, Anywhere
Time-Life Books
1987

Submitter: This book is currently on the shelves at a local public library.  Who knew people in the 1980’s were so busy that they had to fit in exercise while waiting for the commuter train or even an elevator?  I guess I just assumed that they stayed fit & trim by lifting over-sized mobile phones.  While a book on this topic could be useful to our modern day inactive office workers, it would really need updated pictures… it’s hard to take a good stretching technique seriously when the demonstrator is wearing giant should pads or a sleeveless sweater.

Holly: If you need me, I’ll be bench pressing the PDR, or maybe the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. That one’s got a good heft to it too. (After which, I will NOT look anything like these people. I’ll be all sweaty and red-faced.)

 

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Cat Flexing

Cat Flexing coverCat Flexing
A Catlover’s Guide to Weight Training, Aerobics and Stretching
Jackson
1993

What’s not to love? Cats and exercise!

I am trying to imagine ANY of the cats I know that would ALLOW this kind of human behavior and I am coming up empty. I am certain that there is probably a cat out there that just doesn’t give a crap as long as food is available, but I haven’t met him/her. Maybe chasing a cat to put it in the cat carrier for a vet trip could qualify as aerobic exercise.

On a side note: I think this could be a wonderful ALA program proposal.

Mary

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