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February 7, 2023

Would Whoever Is Leaving Accounting Textbooks in the Little Free Library Please Stop Immediately?

What kind of monster does this?!

accounting textbook in the little free library
via r/accounting

That very edition — published in 2008 — is going for $50 used on Amazon and people have left reviews for it as recently as last year. This find could be a score for the right person!

Is leaving accounting textbooks a nefarious plot to scare even more people away from accounting? Hmmm…

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  1. I have two jokes for this:

    1) And they left a managerial accounting book, so whoever takes it won’t even learn real accounting!

    2) That managerial accounting book is the biggest piece of fiction of the lot.

  2. When I saw the headline, I was imagining Kieso’s “Intermediate Accounting” and thinking what a jerk someone must be. My 14th Edition clocks in at 1,600 pages.

  3. The little free library near me was inaccessible because it was stuffed with college textbooks! I removed them so the other books could be taken easier.

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