Interlibrary Loan Sharks and Seedy Roms: Cartoons from Libraryland

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McFarland, Dec 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 119 pages
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"Sit down, my dear," says the fortuneteller. "Let's see what the future holds." She draws her robe around the chair, addresses her crystal ball. "You're a librarian?" she says, rubbing the ball. "Your future? You will enjoy--oops, its changing.... You will go on a long--oops, it's changing again!" Sound familiar? It's just one of the many wry observations from cartoonist Benita Epstein. One could say that she sees the libraryland as a place full of offbeat characters, from interlibrary loan sharks to patrons who need references--for their resumes, of course. Or as a technological jungle where signs read "Beware of the DOS." Or as a land of words, where oxymorons are served at cocktail parties. In short, she sees a land with which we are all familiar, a place called libraryland, where we can always enjoy a good chuckle and sometimes even a belly laugh. These cartoons are sure to cause both.

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User Review  - basiltherat - LibraryThing

The general view of librarians and library staff is that they are a dull lot, with no sense of humor. This is not true of my experience in libraries. There are plenty of us who love a laugh in the ... Read full review


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These cartoons of Benita L. Epstein have appeared in over 130 publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Writer's Digest, and Discover. She is also the author of Suture Self (1999) and Science of Little Round Things (2000). She lives in California.

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