Berenstain and Berenstain
This little paperback of marital comedy is brought to you by Stan and Jan of Berenstain Bear fame. Enjoy some rather dated comedy about the perils of marriage. I doubt it would get a second look in most library collections, but the parents of baby boomers might still get a kick out of this.
Take my wife… please,
How to Pick a Mate
The Guide to a Happy Marriage
Adams and Packard
Finding the perfect match is a tough job. This book has all the quizzes, testimonials, case studies, and facts, to help you make a good decision about a life mate. Sample chapters include: Attracting the one you want; Is it Love – or Infatuation? and my particular favorite: Do you Frighten Possible Mates Away? They also have a wide variety of quizzes and checklists to make sure you are not headed down the wrong path. In case anyone is keeping score, I think I qualify as an “unhappy” wife.
Submitter: I am not sure this very old scholarly tome is worth keeping in a modern public library. Maybe a research library? Either way, it is not current and could use an update.
Holly: This was probably a good, well-researched book in 1973. The expectations and realities are no longer, well, expected or reality. This is an easy weeder for a public library. For current data, see Pew.