Don’t be a twerp! Don’t borrow books!

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In his Armageddon in Retrospect, Kurt Vonnegut has something to say about the practice of borrowing and lending books:

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Rock Star Librarian?

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“Wasn’t his checkered past half the attraction? What was the point of becoming attracted to a rock musician, if she wanted him to behave like a librarian?” (– Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked)

Still, our reputation is somewhat cliché. This sure can come in handy (when convincing a potential landlord of one’s eligibility) – but most of the time it should encourage us to be more iridescent.