Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Downright Hilarious Book Titles

This was sent to me. I didn't find it, and I won't take credit for it. But it was just too dadgum funny not to share. So enjoy! :D

Is This the Funniest Book Title Ever?

"If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs," a book that is subtitled "A Guide to Understanding Men" and is written by someone named Big Boom, has won the honor of the oddest book title of the year, an award bestowed annually for 30 years by The Bookseller magazine. It's billed as a self-help book written by a man for the benefit of women.

Joel Rickett, deputy editor of The Bookseller, said of the winner: "So effective is the title that you don't even need to read the book itself." He added, "It makes redundant an entire genre of self-help tomes."

The BBC News reports that running a close second to "Legs" for the oddest title was "I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen." Coming in third place was "Cheese Problems Solved."

Previous winners include:

"The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition"
"American Bottom Archaeology"
"Versailles: The View From Sweden"
"Re-using Old Graves"
"The Joy of Chickens"
"Highlights in the History of Concrete"
"Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers"
"The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories"
"People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselvesto Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It"
"The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification"
"High Performance Stiffened Structures"
"Living with Crazy Buttocks"
"How to Avoid Huge Ships"

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