The Hippie Trip Yablonsky 1968 Here is your insider guide to the mysterious world of hippies. This mostly academic work details the lifestyles of hippie culture through surveys, interviews and case studies.Yablonsky is a relatively important figure and his unorthodox
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
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].
Drugs and Domestic Violence
Direct from the teen nonfiction collection: another book examining another social ill. These series are everywhere and probably used by students to write that report about how “drugs are bad”. Obviously the facts are out of date and this series just looks old fashioned. I have noticed a decrease in the last few years of students asking about the “drugs are bad” reports. I also noticed that these books have not been circulating either. The only chuckle for me on these books are the photos used to illustrate. They remind me of a more modern version of the classic filmstrip used in my high school health class. (Yes, I am that old.) Maybe the “drugs are bad” message is fading as a school assignment? Regardless it is outdated and it has low circulation.
Marijuana Smith 1999 Submitter: This book comes from our public library system. Some of the photos look even old for a book from 1999. Laws on Marijuana have changed drastically, and it’s also possible that resources in the back are
Drugs and Your Parents
Submitter: I might be an alcoholic. When I saw the young women dumping the booze down the drain my heart sank. “Not the good stuff!”Joking aside, this book is pretty out of date. A drug book from 1991 won’t have any of today’s designer drugs that are ravaging America.
Holly: Is every picture in this book a hair-in-the-face profile shot? Except, that is, for the lady with the banana clip. I haven’t seen one of those in a few decades! They all seem to have shadows, too. The photography seems amateur and dated. Parents who are addicts are no joke, but this book makes me laugh.
Drugs and Anger
Without a doubt, drugs and other substance abuse materials for kids is an eternal gold mine of laughs for ALB. So we have another drugs are bad book for your consideration. The title Drugs and Anger first made me ask: Maybe they are taking the wrong drugs? And then there is that snappy, oh-so-subtle graphic for the cover and my first thought was I hope they didn’t waste the stuff out of the bottle. Rounding out the problems are the insipid captions on photos that are laughable. Weed it and don’t look back.
How about some nice cocktails instead?
Cocaine: The Rush to Destruction Chastain 2008 Submitter: If the title and cover image weren’t heavy-handed enough for our teen patrons, the book is filled with stereotypical (and dated) images on every page staged to look like real drug transactions