Friday, March 25, 2011


Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recommendation.

Recommended Title Details:-
Title: It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
Author: Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN/ISSN: 978-0525952336

We are sorry to let you know that we will not be buying the title you have recommended as we find it unsuitable for our library collections.

We welcome any other recommendations that you might have.

Thank you and have a nice day!

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Library and Professional Services
National Library Board

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Marc Chan said...

That's pretty fucked up. Makes me so mad.


Ng Yi-Sheng said...

I'm afraid I didn't have very high expectations of them when I submitted the suggestion. Wonder if they'd include a homophobic book?

Eugene Tan said...

I am interested in why there has not really been a movement towars the rhetoric of bullying, self harm and suicide in lgbt activism here in Singapore.

On a bunch of levels, I'm glad for that, but it has been a much easier way in for queer groups in the US.