A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

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.

A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

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.

A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

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.

A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

A Bathroom Reader in Pictures by Carter Hasegawa

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.”


  1. Ha, this is hilarious! Yet a great read or flip through book for the bathroom!

  2. LOL! This is funny. I love that photo book of public bathrooms. This must be a fun-to-read book. 🙂

  3. Haha, I love this idea for a photo book.
    I gotta say I’m not a fan of public bathrooms so I don’t use them unless they are stationed in a mall (they are usually regularly cleaned).

  4. The most comfortable I have been in using a public restroom would be in Japan. Every bathroom that I went into is clean and sanitized. I think this one’s a fun read! I’m going to check it out.

  5. That is a really interesting concept for a photo book. I think it would be nice in any bathroom really though.

  6. It’s incredible that someone actually wrote a book on public toilets. Lol!! I once saw a sign in a doctor’s clinic, asking ppl not to climb over the pot. It came with an illustration and I found it hilarious😂 Public toilets do scare me!!!! Thanks for this interesting review.

  7. Looks good, always important to have a funny coffee table book about the place!

  8. Always good to have a few great coffee table books. This one looks interesting.

  9. I bet that’s a fantastic read! A great coffee table book. 🙂 There is a public restroom where I live that used to have a sign in it: Do not park bicycles in the toilet. I guess this was a problem, lol!

  10. LOL, that must of been an interesting read, I have never seen or read a book like that. I’ve seen all the regular signs in restaurants but never a book, lol. 🤣

  11. hahah i never know such books exits…thanx for sharing 😀

  12. LOL I have never seen a book like this too funny!

  13. That book looks like it could be funny to have around. That is also the room I clean the most in my house.

  14. haha I would have never known this kind of book existed! Thanks for sharing

  15. Funny, I guess it’s true, there is a niche for every type of book. I don’t think it is something I would purchase but I’d probably pick it up to read if it were on someone’s coffee table.

  16. This looks like a hilarious book. I imagine keeping it in your own bathroom has been quite the conversation starter.

  17. Seems an interesting and funny book to read!with beautiful pictures too,I love good photos!Thanks for sharing!

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