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You probably won’t die…

Teen Hospital Experience
You Can Handle It!
Richter
1982

What teen is going to risk looking like a total wimp by reading this title?  I almost can hear the conversation in my own head:  “I wasn’t worried until they told me not to worry”
I know I am a broken record, but if your audience is supposed to be teens, have a book at least published during their lifetime.  I won’t even comment about how hospital testing and procedures  might be a bit different after nearly 30 years.

Mary

0 Responses to You probably won’t die…

  • “I won’t even comment about how hospital testing and procedures might be a bit different after nearly 30 years.”

    It’s a tragedy you won’t, Mary! The unfortunate thing about this website is that you have a treasure trove of humor that goes to waste: literally each and every one of the books that comes up has something funny (if not just blatantly anacrhonistic) between its covers. And yet every post you write can be summed up as such: 1: Look at this cover! (don’t change this, so far this is one of the best parts of your blog)
    2: This book is very outdated! (any reader with common sense can usually figure this out by looking at the cover)
    3: Libraries shouldn’t stock outdated books! (any reader who has read literally any one of your other posts can figure this out).

    I think that, if you’re willing to deviate–even just a little bit–from this formula, you’d have a much better blog.

  • i love how everyone is smiling like mad…like theyre delighted to have something wrong enough w/them to put them in the hosp in the 1st place.

  • I think you do a fabulous job. Thanks for the laughs.

  • I have to agree with Kevin. I love this blog, but my favorite posts are the ones with some actual content showing how awful the book is. The “parents are people too” book was an exceptionally perfect post.

  • “i love how everyone is smiling like mad…like they’re delighted to have something wrong enough w/them to put them in the hosp in the 1st place.”

    They were much more generous with the drugs back then.

  • I had a great many “teenage hospital experience”s because I had/have a screwy heart. It’s usually not such a big deal to be in the hospital, I am sure by the time you are a teenager you can handle it without needing a stupid book like this. But I have to say in all my “hospital experience”s I never saw so many patients grinning maniacally like the ones on this book cover.

  • Awesome Rick Springfield feathered hair on the bottom left,and totally unisex too.

  • I just got rid of this one myself. Quite funny to see some of the same books on here that I’m weeding.

  • I saw this and initially thought it was written for the hospital staff!

  • Just catching up with your site. Ugh, isn’t everyone a critic? I suppose Kevin and Honeywell (?) could do better. I guess they can’t fill the gap they perceive with witty comments of their own. I guess you will have to raise the fees we pay you.