How to Succeed in Business Without a Penis: Secrets and Strategies for the Working Woman, by Karen Salmansohn (Harmony Books, $21).
Synopsis: Using an array of positive thinking from Bazooka Joe comics to The Art of War, Salmansohn, a self-described image consultant who on page two takes credit for coining the term “Croissandwich,” helps women overcome the handicap of their gender in the business world.
Representative quote: “A woman doesn’t need a penis to succeed in business. Though she does need balls. Also a good set of boobs doesn’t hurt either (Well, except sometimes).”
Noteworthy flaw: The book begins “We all have it in us…”
The Lice-Buster Book: What to Do When Your Child Comes Home with Head Lice! by Lennie Copeland (Warner Books, $8.99).
Synopsis: Every year more than ten million children develop head lice, a tough-to-treat condition made more difficult by ignorance. “Myths abound, parents rely on folklore, and lice flourish.”
Representative quote: “The only way to know for sure is to examine the nit closely under a magnifying glass. New viable eggs are plump and a creamy color. Empty eggshells are white. Eggs that are black or caramel-colored contain a dead embryo.”
Noteworthy flaw: Illustrations are drawn by the author’s two young children, both survivors of lice.
Spying on Your Spouse: A Guide for Anyone Who Suspects a Partner is Cheating, by Kelly Squires (Citadel Press, $12.95).
Synopsis: The author, manager of a spy-device store, leads readers through the various techniques useful in determining a partner’s fidelity, using true tales gleaned from spy-device store customers and useful information about products available at spy-device stores.
Representative quote: “Laser listening devices are currently retailing for tens of thousands of dollars, but the people I know who have used the units have reported good results and feel the cost is justified.”
Noteworthy flaw: No 800 number for ordering seminal fluid test kits.
Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Book covers.