The Gentle Art of Smoking Dunhill 1954 I had no idea that smoking was an art form. When I first saw the back cover, I wasn’t sure what I was looking at, but my first thought wasn’t pipes. This book
How to Write and Sell Confessions Feldhake 1980 Submitter: From a large public library that recently weeded the 800s/authorship how to’s. This had circed in the last 5 years, which is surprising considering that these “true confessions” magazines don’t really
Steal This Urine Test: Fighting Drug Hysteria in America Hoffman 1987 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
Sexual Harassment at Work
Is it just ‘fun and games’?
Not a bad book, but unfortunately, the cover absolutely negates the seriousness of the writing (and the topic for that matter). I am sure someone in an editorial meeting thought that made the topic “sexy”. This was a British publication, however, the situations are pretty universal to any type of employment situation. I will defer to our Brits on knowledge of the law on this in Britain, but for Americans, this was still a decade before Anita Hill’s testimony pushed this topic into the forefront. Evidently, some people just don’t learn. I’m looking at you: Mr.President, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, etc.
Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids: Where You Came From, How Your Body Changes, and What Sex Is All About Westheimer 1993 Submitter: The cover image attached features an endearing but very old lady who looks way too much like my
Teen-Age Vice (original title: Designs in Scarlet) Cooper 1939, revised 1957 How about a read on the hows and whys of teens in trouble? From my brief skim, this book is more about titillation rather than informational. Who wouldn’t want
Sarah T. Portrait of a Teen-Age Alcoholic Wagner 1975 I actually remember this title from my teen years and the accompanying after school special. Linda Blair, best known for the Exorcist, (which still gives me nightmares) she was the go-to
Drugs and Anger
Submitter: Extremely unpopular and cringe-worthy to read, ‘Drugs and Anger’ has it all. Featuring an abundance of stock photos and the youth of yesterday, this book is unwanted in our library. I cannot imagine anyone signing out this book, and they haven’t! For at least NINE YEARS. The red-tinted portrait [on the cover] is amazing. Take a look at these [pictures below].