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Awful Library Books Is Our New Favorite Blog

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Behold: AwfulLibraryBooks, a blog featuring amusingly outdated and/or just generally terrible books that are still sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country. Highlights include a creepy book about hot tubs that definitely could have inspired Rachel Dratch and Will Ferrell's 'love-ahh' SNL sketch, a deeply depressing '60s home-ec guide and Charles Atlas' tips for achieving his 'perfect manhood.' The site, run by two Michigan librarians, also highlights the necessity of weeding (or the discarding) of books to make sure collections stay fresh and useful. I sent a link to my mom, a former librarian, who said weeding was her favorite thing to do. She also wrote, "The home-ec book is exactly why there was a hippie/feminist/anti-establishment/drug movement. In fact you could say it led to the hot tubbers. It makes my skin crawl to read from both of those books and see the pictures. Oy!!!" Above, some of the worst/best books from the site. [Via HuffPoComedy]

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