Worth reading for the introduction alone!
Borchert can write and this is entertaining enough but, boy, is he a grouchy old union-bashing, working-parent disparaging curmudgeon! Also, (and I’m not finished yet), he does not appear to be a dedicated (or even trained) library professional, but a guy who needed a safe civil-servant job so he could support his family. It annoys me that people will read this and consider his words and thoughts on the same par as someone who understands and cares about the theoretical, political, and philosophical underpinnings of quality library service.
It is also interesting to see how much daily librarianship has changed even since this book came out in 2007.
Whooo-ee. He also doesn’t like many of his patrons and clearly is no longer friends with his co-workers. Talk about burning bridges!