A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa
“Employees Must Wash Hands” has to be the first bathroom reader I’ve actually laughed at while reading and I thoroughly enjoy each and every page. This book is a collection of 120 artistic photographs that gives readers a peek into the private space of public bathrooms. From urinals to graffiti walls and wet, toilet paper plastered floors, this book takes you through a virtual public restroom walk-through. I don’t want to ever have to use any of them. I think one of the reasons I love this book so much is my phobia of using public restrooms. Most of them are so gross, I turn around and walk out, unable to use them. This humorous book shows in photos all of the reasons I won’t use a public restroom.
My bathroom is probably the cleanest room in my home. The more I read this book and see the photos, the more I clean it. And every time I use my bathroom, I pick it up again, looking at all of the photos and reading the wry commentary. I keep it tucked away in a basket in my bathroom for my guests to read and I’m not so sure that’s a great idea because everyone wants to stay in there a lot longer than they normally would. It might have to be moved to my coffee table so we don’t have to holler back and forth through a closed bathroom door, lol.
This offbeat photography and humor hard copy book has a thick cover and the paper shows nice clear vivid photos, made of heavy duty paper. This book will last which is a good thing considering how many times it’s being handled and read. Along with the wry often humorous photos, each photo has popular bathroom trivia and more written along the side of the images. If you love humorous books as I do, you really should check this book out. I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down. You can make your purchase on Amazon using my link.
About the Author
“Carter Hasegawa is a part-time bookseller at Porter Square Books in Cambridge and a full-time children’s book editor at Candlewick Press. He holds a Master of Arts degree in children’s literature from Simmons College. Must Wash Hands is his publishing debut. Originally from Seattle, he now lives (and uses the bathroom frequently) in Boston.”