A Southern librarian fights back when the city cuts off the funding for her library in this funny, angry book from award-winning author Michael Guillebeau.
"The librarians of MAD fight the good fight, say the things we are all thinking, and do the things none of us do when we are actually awake."
"One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year...quirky characters and lots of laughs."
"This book will make you angry while making you laugh out loud."
"...an offbeat novel filled with unconventional characters and amazing dialogue."
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What would you do if your library was going to close down after government cuts . Well this is what happens in a small town and the librarians aren't going to stand for it . They are going to take back their library and make it the great place it should be .
I laughed when I read the title for this book , I didn't know what I was getting myself into . I started this book and got sucked into Serenity and the girls of the library . They are quirky and full of life even though it seems that they are beaten down at the beginning of the book . When the city council cuts the libraries budget to the bones and puts the librarians in charge of the computer servers and doing the books . Amanda, Serenity and Joy are tired of it and well do some things that really aren't that legal to get the library back . After finding a big bundle of money in a slush fund from the city council . They start to pay bills and build the library of their dreams . But all isn't right in whoville when the people who the money belongs to find out and honestly hilarity ensues as they try and figure out how to deal with it all .
The characters in this book are well lets say at the least they are quirky and loving . Serenity is such a good woman , she seems beaten down but she is strong and will do whatever to get her library done . Amanda or Doom as everyone calls her , she is the tough chick that just wants to have a fun place to work and be herself . Joy is the calm of the three . She seems almost must like . The cast of characters are all fun to read and you will love them and laugh out loud at some of the antics .
I truly liked this book and the author shows us that libraries are there for more then just doing in research . Libraries are an essential part of everyone's lives for companionship and a feeling of someplace to be needed . It also shows that we will do almost anything to help out when someone is or something is being destroyed . I have told my librarian friends to read this book . Hopefully they will have as much fun reading it as I did . You will be laughing all the way through . So if you want a great book with some great laughs check it out