Boobs, Boys, and High Heels
or How to Get Dressed in Just Under Six Hours
I guess I was out of touch in the 1980s and 1990s. (Oh who am I kidding, I have been “out of touch” since forever.) This book is a quasi memoir, dating guide, beauty book by Dianne Brill. I had no idea who Dianne was. This particular public library had it in 646. I would have thought it was tongue in cheek and stuck it in the 800s.
So Dianne Brill is an actress/designer, an 80s-early 90s club kid, and muse of Andy Warhol. She was dubbed “Queen of the Night.” The book’s content isn’t really my cup of tea, but it is a legit purchase for a collection….in the early 1990s. Is it weed-worthy? In my opinion, and for my library, it is, unless I had some big circulation numbers. This book is 30 years old, so fashion design (and any health and beauty tips or products) are out of date. This might work for collections in NYC area or in specialty collections on pop culture or fashion design.
I kind of put some celebrity advice books in a temporary category in terms of weeding. If the book is still circulating, and the person is still noteworthy, I would consider retaining. There are lots of books that are like this. We have a couple of good examples: Sophia Loren, Travis Stork, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Dick Clark. They give lots of advice. I am not sure the advice is any good, but I guess that is a different book.