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The Laughing Librarian: A History of American Library Humor

by Jeanette C. Smith

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Um, no. To get to the funny bits, I had to read *descriptions* of (mostly) New Yorker cartoons. Everything is reported; almost nothing is presented directly. I expected an anthology - this is just page after page of what the author researched.

I'd give it one star, but I did find mention of a 'bone folder' and, once I looked online and discovered what it is, I decided it's a tool I've wanted all my life. So, thanks to her for that information. ( )
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"This examination of American library humor over the past 200 years covers a wide range of topics and spans the continuum between light and dark, from silly parodies to portrayals of libraries and their staffs as objects of fear. By highlighting the humor in this seemingly serious occupation, this study provides insights into many aspects of the profession"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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