before total strangers, here's what I'm perusing this lovely Friday night.
The other day at the library, I picked up this little gem. It was in the "popular non-fiction" stacks. A hot commodity like this has to be protected. The check out time is shortened due to "high demand." Hey, there's a need.
Now, just imagine the courage one needs to check this baby out under a stack of W. magazines and the odd book on the Byzantine Empire. I keep the librarians on their toes.
I'm not proud of this, but, yes, I am a reader of these sorts of books. Admitting this is the first step, right? I'm sure a straight jacket is involved in step two, but whatever.
The book is utterly devoid of (on-purpose) humor, but it's pretty damned entertaining just the same.
Here are some random section headings:
"You are what you think about" (ummm...like porn?)
"Compelling women have spunk" (I just bet they do.)
"The art of silent communication" (it's called "the bird")
"A Sprinkle a day" (and a dump at night?)
"We are what we eat" (gross)
and my favorite:
"Get rid of pesky growths" (the best advice ever)
The Tyranny of Hairdressers - McCall's Magazine, January 1966.