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Book Review: Text, Lies and Cataloging: Ethical Treatment of Deceptive Works in the Library

Amy Parsons


The first thing that gave this reviewer pause was the title of this book. The 1989 movie Sex, Lies and Videotape and 1981 book The Joy of Cataloging: Essays, Letters, Reviews, and Other Explosions by Sanford Berman have similarly provocative titles.1 The two books, however, are worlds apart in their content. How on earth can cataloging be sexy? The complex theme of deception is found in both the 1989 movie and Brubaker’s 2018 book, thus the similar titles.

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