Submitter: The story behind this find is more scary than the scans I’m sending you. This book was found in our children’s non-fiction section during a recent round of shelf-reading. Needless to say it is NOT a children’s item, despite its picture-book size, unassuming cover and numerous illustrations.
Imagine my shock when I opened the book and saw this? (By the way these images are NSFW.)
Wish I’d read the warning page. Also there was a little penciled-in note on the flyleaf, remarking that it was “the last copy in the system.” Now (after weeding) we can say that there are no longer any copies of in our system.
Holly: I’m cropping and posting one of the pictures submitted from this book, as well as the warning page that the submitter mentioned. Trust me, this is NOT something many people would be happy to stumble on in a children’s section. I make no judgments on what’s appropriate for anyone else to read, but I can’t imagine the fallout if it were found in a youth non-fiction section. Nice cover – there aren’t really any clues about what awaits you within (except for Erica Jong’s name, which might make adults familiar with her work hesitate). If you want to see more, look this book up in Google Images. Fair warning, though – it’s not family friendly!