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Celebrating this icon of Americana, this history of the "necessary house" covers the architecture and lore of the outhouse with amusing annecdotes, traditional verses, postcard art, and actual instructions to build one in the backyard. 20,000 first printing.
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Ronald S. Barlow lives in El Cajon, California, where his private Windmill Publishing Company has published this and four other books.From Library Journal:
More low-brow folk humor than serious examination of the crescent-mooned outdoor facilities that were indispensable for centuries, this heavily illustrated and anecdotal miscellany of illustrations, jokes, stories, cartoons, plans, and lavatorial lore will be more at home on the shelves of hillbilly tourist shops than libraries. Twenty-five short, disjointed sections are followed by a two-page bibliography of similar popular titles. Reprints of three historic government pamphlets on outhouse construction take up the last third of the work. Captions are frequently scatological; a photo of an old double decker with "Faculty" above and "Students" below may resonate with academics. The book was first self-published in 1992, and Viking has done little in the way of revision. A more presentable and informative guide is Dottie Booth's Nature Calls (Ten Speed, 1998).
-Russell T. Clement, Northwestern Univ. Lib., Evanston, IL
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