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Stress Is Good For You

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Stress for Success: How to Make Stress on the Job Work for You
Hanson
1991

Submitter: I just can’t even.

Holly: Hanson had a few stressy books in the late 80s/early 90s. The Joy of Stress seems to be a popular pick for libraries too, according to Worldcat. He seems extremely qualified, actually, with a background in sports medicine. According to Stressipedia (yup, that’s a thing!), he has done a lot of work in pain management without drugs – pretty important to NFL and NHL players who have to be careful about what shows up in drug tests. Submitter included some screen shots from inside the book (below). In 1991 the “Problems Unique to Women” section was probably more relevant than today. The section on substance abuse says that cocaine “currently produces the most headlines.” Not so much in the midst of our current opioid crisis. So, this book is very outdated.

Outdated books stress me out. I’m going to use that stress to do some weeding. See? I’m making stress on the job work for me!

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Bodypower!

Bodypower!
McKenna
1976

Submitter: This book has some amazing quotes, I just have to share a few of our favorites. Woefully out of date! But fun to look back at.

  • “You are anxious that you haven’t heard from your teenaged son, wandering around Europe on holiday.”
  • “Your head has been covered with a wig more than three hours.”
  • “If you score 80 to 100, you’re probably better-looking than most of your contemporaries. Congratulations!”

Holly: Oh good, a write-in section for patrons to mark up in pen. I’m impressed that didn’t happen 40 years ago, actually.

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