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(Amazon)   A woman has been complaining about "inappropriate" (aka, anything non-MAGA) books in our neighborhood free library boxes and asking people to donate "wholesome" stories. Looking for suggestions to stir things up a bit. Link goes to one choice   (amazon.com) divider line
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2022-08-08 12:01:33 PM  
anything by chuck tingle.
 
2022-08-08 12:01:42 PM  
Biographies of Malcolm X or Louis Farrakhan Would probably go over well.
 
2022-08-08 12:04:25 PM  
Portnoy's Complaint
 
2022-08-08 12:06:09 PM  
Friday by Robert Heinlein.

(It's basically soft core porn)
 
2022-08-08 12:06:51 PM  
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I have no idea if this book is any good.
 
2022-08-08 12:07:37 PM  
How are your illustration skills?

Make one up: "Joey has Tits"

// make it about his pet birds
 
2022-08-08 12:10:19 PM  
Oh, and for the farming minded:

"Ruth's New Cock"

/ all Ruth ever wanted was a cock,..."
 
2022-08-08 12:12:23 PM  
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2022-08-08 12:16:27 PM  
I'm sure she'd have no objections to any of these...

Fahrenheit 451
Animal Farm and 1984
The Handmaid's Tale
Brave New World
Mein Kampf
Blindness
We
Parable of the Sower
The Chrysalids
The Iron Heel
The Wall (John Lanchester, not Pink Floyd)
 
2022-08-08 12:17:26 PM  
Qaren's in the Qloset
 
2022-08-08 12:21:31 PM  
The Necronomicon is an oldie but a goody.
 
2022-08-08 12:21:38 PM  

blacknite: anything by chuck tingle.


Turn out the lights (in your butt)
 
2022-08-08 12:36:50 PM  
A Bible with bookmarks in appropriate locations.  Like the smut or anything Jesus actually said.
 
2022-08-08 12:36:55 PM  
Have you considered just wiping your ass with her complaints?

"It's nice that you have an opinion and now we've all heard it. But no one gives a f*ck what you think. Have a nice day."
 
2022-08-08 12:43:46 PM  
 
2022-08-08 12:53:33 PM  
I think I have an extra copy of the Illuminatus Trilogy.
 
2022-08-08 12:53:56 PM  
They Called Us Enemy

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2022-08-08 12:54:20 PM  
I live in a quiet, not ultra-wealthy part of Berkeley and we have these around there neighborhood. Back in maybe 2015 me and a buddy looked through one on the way home from the bar. I spotted something that looked weird and pulled out a copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Yeah.

Anyway, I'd recommend some child-friendly sex-ed books just to send her into cardiac arrest.
 
2022-08-08 12:56:07 PM  
Copies of Swank
 
2022-08-08 12:58:25 PM  
The only romance novel I have ever read was "Apache Heat". It was hard-core porn in words. Basically a screen reader of PornHub without step-siblings/mother and getting suck everywhere.
 
2022-08-08 12:58:43 PM  
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2022-08-08 1:04:16 PM  
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2022-08-08 1:05:35 PM  
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2022-08-08 1:18:13 PM  
The author, Mr. Muttonchops, has a book titled "Cuddly Holocaust"! I'm not sure I'm ready for that one.
 
2022-08-08 1:22:03 PM  
The answer is always
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2022-08-08 1:26:19 PM  

Shostie: Friday by Robert Heinlein.

(It's basically soft core porn)


Ha. It kind of is.

Of course, a lot of Heinlein stuff has a bunch of soft-core - and frankly immature and juvenile - sex scenes. He was like a horny 13-year-old.

"Friday" is an interesting novel. It's not particularly good (for Heinlien - it's still really interesting), but it predicted the future pretty well, I would say. It's possibly the only Heinlein novel that stays pretty "grounded".  In a lot of ways, the world really is turning into the world of "Friday". That can't be said about any other Heinlein novel, and very few sci-fi novels in general.
 
2022-08-08 1:28:29 PM  
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/got nothing
 
2022-08-08 1:29:29 PM  

Tannax: The only romance novel I have ever read was "Apache Heat". It was hard-core porn in words. Basically a screen reader of PornHub without step-siblings/mother and getting suck everywhere.


Go on.....
 
2022-08-08 1:33:04 PM  
The Tropic of Cancer
 
2022-08-08 1:38:38 PM  
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2022-08-08 1:41:12 PM  
There are inappropriate books. Then there are the books of John Ringo.

OH JOHN RINGO NO

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The kids are calling it a salty white Christmas.
 
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2022-08-08 2:13:02 PM  
As prominently as it has been taught in schools, I'm sure a used text book about Critical Race Theory should be easy to get a hold of
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2022-08-08 2:15:19 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Have you considered just wiping your ass with her complaints?

"It's nice that you have an opinion and now we've all heard it. But no one gives a f*ck what you think. Have a nice day."


"We'll look into it"

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2022-08-08 2:25:42 PM  
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they could put these side by side.
 
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2022-08-08 2:53:11 PM  

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That book is one reason I refuse to judge people for where they were born.

I was born in a rather backwards state.  My high school history teacher was a Quaker who practically begged us to read Howard Zinn.

There are a lot of books out there that are life changing, and A People's History of the United States is one of them.

In the very first chapter, in which he recounts the genocide of the Arawak in Haiti, he then goes on to mention a certain famous historian who wrote a book or two on Columbus.

Zinn makes very clear that the book contains no lies.  Indeed, it mentions the crimes Columbus committed and condemns them in the strongest possible language.  The author describes what Columbus did as genocide.  No weaseling out of that.

But Zinn notes that this description happens in a single passage in the middle of a long book about what a darned good sailor and explorer Columbus was.

There's no lie, not even a lie of omission, but there is emphasis that betrays ideology.

As always.  Zinn even points out that you can't write history without weighting your focus according to some spoken or unspoken ideology any more than a cartographer can make a (useful) map without simplification.

But where as a cartographer has a technical problem to solve and will admit as much up front, it's easy to forget that a historian is doing the same thing but not necessarily telling you that the history you're reading is, by necessity, simplified, and here are the parts getting extra focus and here are the parts left out.

This is the point of Zinn's book.  History can't be treated like a technical, ideologically agnostic discipline.

And this is why conservatives hate his book.

The conservative lie is that there's a certain view of history that is the unbiased, unvarnished, deity-approved truth, and deviations from that are false.  "Critical race theory" and such.

Books like Zinn's kill that mindset.

This is not to say that Zinn's version of history is itself unbiased or anything, because it'd be impossible to make that claim without entirely missing his point!  But he does make an attempt to tell the story of history (of one region of the world, anyway) with emphasis on perspectives that often get left out or ignored or (more maliciously) suppressed.

This is one of those books that everyone should read.
 
2022-08-08 3:02:41 PM  

Myk-House of El: They Called Us Enemy

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No! She probably would take that as a "How To" or "DYI" book.

Don't give her any ideas.
 
2022-08-08 3:04:37 PM  
Almost anything by Hunter S. Thompson.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
 
2022-08-08 3:05:03 PM  
I'd meet her halfway with something from a well-known conservative writer.

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2022-08-08 3:06:51 PM  

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I have no idea if this book is any good.


Just ordered it as a gift for a friend with two young kids. Thanks!
 
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2022-08-08 3:27:33 PM  

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That book is one reason I refuse to judge people for where they were born.

I was born in a rather backwards state.  My high school history teacher was a Quaker who practically begged us to read Howard Zinn.

There are a lot of books out there that are life changing, and A People's History of the United States is one of them.

In the very first chapter, in which he recounts the genocide of the Arawak in Haiti, he then goes on to mention a certain famous historian who wrote a book or two on Columbus.

Zinn makes very clear that the book contains no lies.  Indeed, it mentions the crimes Columbus committed and condemns them in the strongest possible language.  The author describes what Columbus did as genocide.  No weaseling out of that.

But Zinn notes that this description happens in a single passage in the middle of a long book about what a darned good sailor and explorer Columbus was.

There's no lie, not even a lie of omission, but there is emphasis that betrays ideology.

As always.  Zinn even points out that you can't write history without weighting your focus according to some spoken or unspoken ideology any more than a cartographer can make a (useful) map without simplification.

But where as a cartographer has a technical problem to solve and will admit as much up front, it's easy to forget that a historian is doing the same thing but not necessarily telling you that the history you're reading is, by necessity, simplified, and here are the parts getting extra focus and here are the parts left out.

This is the point of Zinn's book.  History can't be treated like a technical, ideologically agnostic discipline.

And this is why conservatives hate his book.

The conservative lie is that there's a certain view of history that is the unbiased, unvarnished, deity-approved truth, and deviations from that are false.  "Critical race theory" and such.

Books like Zinn's kill that mindset.

This is not to say that Zinn's version of history is itself unbiased or anything, because it'd be impossible to make that claim without entirely missing his point!  But he does make an attempt to tell the story of history (of one region of the world, anyway) with emphasis on perspectives that often get left out or ignored or (more maliciously) suppressed.

This is one of those books that everyone should read.


Although fascinating, by MAGA standards your post contains enough characters in itself to qualify as banned reading and has been added to the burnables can.
 
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