When I was in college I bought this book for $1 at a used book sale on campus:
The New Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book by and for Women was published in 1996. Apparently it was a newer version of a similar book from the 60s, which at that time was a huge deal to empower women with information about their bodies and their health.
From what I remember it wasn't necessarily a groundbreaking read for me, but it was well worth a $1 investment. I think I referred to it a couple of times before I gave it away at another free book drive.
Last week I walked across a stash of free books and picked up this one:
Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent was published in 1999. I've just started it, but so far it's a really interesting read that takes in an anthropological approach to why people parent they way they parent. Definitely worth saving it from the burn pile.
When I saw the title I thought, wait, I've read this book before. But then I thought I remembered the cover of the book being blue and not much anything about babies. Turns out I was both way wrong and way right.
I also can't help but wonder what the next Our (something), Ourselves book published in the 90s that I happen to trip over in ten years.