Dispatches from a Public Librarian

Dispatches from a Public Librarian

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by Scott Douglas
     
 

Contains 34 dispatches of "Dispatches from a Public Librarian" from McSweeney's contributer, Scott Douglas. Also includes several other library themed essays.

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Contains 34 dispatches of "Dispatches from a Public Librarian" from McSweeney's contributer, Scott Douglas. Also includes several other library themed essays.

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ISBN-13:
2940000724361
Publisher:
Scott Douglas
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
199,527
File size:
179 KB

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Dispatches from a Public Librarian 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 108 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who has worked in a library as well as in retail, there is truly no limit for dumb questions you hear on the job. Truth is always stranger than fiction! My complaint is the number of grammatical mistakes-- "your" for "you're", "their" for "they're", and "over" for "more than" several comes. Come on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having worked in a library for many years, I found the anecdotes amusing and more than true. Some people seem to think that librarians just sit around and read but there is much more to it than that. Anyone who has ever been in that line of work has a lot of stories to tell and we love hearing from others and comparing tales. This is short but amusing and worth the time it takes to read.
Veronica Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was good. A good size for a free book and it kept me laughing. For a brief moment i contemplated becoming a librarian but then I finished the book.
PJCass More than 1 year ago
This is a great story for librarians, book sellers, and the like! So many stories of those customers you just aren't aloud to laugh at, but you can in this book. Makes you feel not so alone in this funny world!
stephNR More than 1 year ago
This book was a great light read for me after a hectic day as a new mom. I had many a good laugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy very dry humor, you will like this book. If you have ever thought it might be nice to work in a library, this collection of dispatches from the frontlines of the war against illiteracy will probably make you think again. Despite this, and a few typographical errors here and there, the book as a whole is quite amusing and probably the best free ebook I've found in the shop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the beginning and middle were hilarious and I was literally laughing so hard, people were giving me weird looks, the ending was extremely boring. Stardancer123
midnightrose966 More than 1 year ago
As a lifelong patron of public libraries, I enjoyed this. The funniest part was that I went to my local library before I finished reading this and found a pair of women's panties in the bathroom stall. I laughed out loud because there are sections called 'Lost and Found'. All in all, not a bad offering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so funny! It made me laugh the entire time! I want a second book!!
Bethany Alcorn More than 1 year ago
It's a short read that will keep you laughing through most of it!
chicagirl_112 More than 1 year ago
Its so hilarious and the things he go through everyday are insane! i recommend you to buy it because it is something to look forward to when you want to read comedy.
Sharon Chaline More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed this book! Reccomended for the person who avidly reads or has an interest in libraries and their curious workers!!!! Laughed a lot!
MsWorldNV More than 1 year ago
Scott Douglas is a wonderful writer and tells it how it is. this Dispatch set has definately inspired me to be more observant when at the library, would love to see more editions of his work. a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and enlightening. Cannot go wrong with this...especially since it's FREE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have given this a 5 star rating, if it would have left out the entire bit on illiteracy. I made the mistake of reading the first few pages of that chapter, and regretted every minute of it. The rest of the book is witty, and almost makes you consider a career, or at least a part time job as a librarian. I would highly recommend reading this, except of course the awful illiteracy chapter.
Unamazing More than 1 year ago
The brief essays here are dryly humorous and well-written, for the most part (a few typos mar the text, but nothing too distracting). I had a good time with the author's observations, and I suspect anyone who loves libraries will enjoy it.
scullerymaid More than 1 year ago
Scott's diatribe makes me laugh. We humans truly do forgetful & unintentionally funny things in public places. And, bless those servants who humbly serve us.
ThorsEcho More than 1 year ago
I was not sure what to expect in reading this but was so glad I did! The views were funny as well as the mental sidebars. And to think I may have met or even been one of this characters. Truly a joy to read.
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Great read for anyone who has spent a lot of time working around books in a Library or in a bookstore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not what I expected. Not the author's fault.
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