The Book of Table Tennis – How to Play the Game
Submitter: Recently weeded from a Public Library. An entire black and white book dedicated to how to play table tennis. There are pictures to demonstrate every type of grip, service, return, and defensive move. Simple warm up stretches (including the ever important finger pull and palm press) are also demonstrated by Glenn Cowan and his beautiful long and flowy hair. This book got a laugh from both our youngest librarian, who was born 18 years after publication, and the rest of the staff who remember the 70s well.
Holly: The finger pull! Ha ha ha! Seriously, though, that guy looks like he is seriously in pain (see images below).
Gale Sayers: Star Running Back
Submitter: I believe this is an awful book because I was a tween when the movie Brian’s Song, starring James Caan and Billy D. Williams, appeared on television, and I am now of retireable age. What else besides people should really have a shelf life of 44+ years? Also, Copy 19?? Thank goodness the other 18 copies were weeded years ago.
Holly: I guess they missed copy 19 when they weeded the other 18!
Submitter: Perhaps this would be best described as an awful book cover as the content is (from the bit I’ve browsed) actually a well-organized and well-researched argument against mandatory drug testing. The author, Abbie Hoffman, is famous for his earlier work, “Steal this Book” which is where the title derives from.
Holly: This cover is fantastic, though. He is too, too happy about his warm bottle of pee. #Gross
I’d weed it on age and relevancy, but my library focuses on popular materials. Your mileage may vary.