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Oddest Book Titles

2003 Winner

2003 Winner

The Guardian in the United Kingdom recently published an article about the upcoming vote to determine the oddest book title of the last 30 years.

It seems some bored salesman was sitting at a book fair in 1978 and needed something to occupy his time.  Ta da – the Diagram Prize was born.

Previous winners include:

  • 2007 – If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs
  • 2004 – Bombproof Your Horse
  • 1995 – Reusing Old Graves
  • 1989 – How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

I particularly like that last title because I bought it for an acquaintance who broke his finger when he fell off a log he was using while, well you know what he was doing, right?

I don’t know when the voting closes, but feel free to look over the list and mark your ballot.  There are lots more very strange book titles!


August 24, 2008 - Posted by | Books

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