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Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection Of Library Humor Paperback – April 1, 2015
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Any librarian, any son or daughter of a librarian, any one who’s dated a librarian will appreciate the joys and struggles of your library’s workers and heroes. And gosh, who knew they could be so funny? While in high school, St. Mary’s, a school for librarians, sent me a brochure encouraging me to go there. I chose to go to another school and major in economics. After reading the wonderful "Our Bodies, Our Shelves," I wonder if I made the right choice.
Well written, Roz.
Unfortunately, it isn't funny.
Instead, it is a collection of weak anecdotes. It has several sexually-inclined stories about porn stars and erotica. It is littered with unnecessary profanity, as she portrays herself as a coarse dive bar comedy shop wannabe. In fact, she has an entire chapter called, "Confessions of a Cursing Librarian."
Warren seems to have a disdain for her clientele. While naturally frustrated with those making excuses for their late fines, she takes it a step too far. She spends a chapter derisively commenting on them in "What Would Steven Slater Do?" and sprinkles similar jibing throughout the book.
It needs an edit. Stories could be tighter and less self-indulgent. Too many stories are about sex, whether she's discussing her political views of sexual orientation or the oft-stolen Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Overall, it is thin and poorly designed.
I give this two stars, not one, because she typed a lot, and because I did, in fact, smile at the vintage photograph on the cover. My appreciation of this book ends there. Don't buy it.
An okay quick read (and freely borrowed from Amazon Unlimited), but probably not something I would buy to reread.
Also, Roz proudly stands behind the First Amendment and tells funny stories about the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and the best place to stash it.
Witty Roz humor, the original Library Comedian! It’s the perfect summer read!!