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If you don’t swing, don’t ring

Hef's Little Black Book coverHef’s Little Black Book
Hefner and Zehme
2004

I know all you playboys out there want Hef’s inside secrets with the ladies. Well wonder no more, you can find Hef’s personal “little black book” at the library. In addition, Hef gives you all sorts of life advice about business and self-confidence. Meeting is in the bedroom. Pajamas are optional.

 

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Sleeping with Soldiers

Sleeping with Soldiers coverSleeping With Soldiers:
In Search of the Macho Man
Daniell
1984

Submitter: [This book] has not moved off our shelves for years. The language is dated and the topic eyebrow-raising. Despite the author having received two National Endowment for the Arts grants, this book has not aged well.

Holly: There was certainly a place for this in feminist collections back in the day. It got mostly good reviews on Amazon, so it wasn’t the worst choice in 1984. If it is languishing on the shelves untouched for years, though, I can’t see keeping it. I do love the cover!

 

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Bums! NSFW!

Bums coverA Woman Looks at Men’s Bums
Jenkins
1983

Submitter: Found this gem in our university library and had to share. It’s a book of photographs of, well, the title is fairly self-explanatory really! It’s from 1983 (which surprised me, from the looks of it I’d have said 1970s). It hasn’t been borrowed since 2001, but looks very well-thumbed indeed! I particularly like the author’s photo from the back cover. She looks probably the happiest I’ve ever seen anyone look… (Well, you would, wouldn’t you!) I’m slightly baffled as to why this was purchased in the first place. It was in our photography section, and I guess maybe when it was bought it was a good social art project type book, but now it’s just incredibly dated, not to mention yellowed and tatty! WEEDED.

Holly: God bless America.

 

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