Friday, August 15, 2008

30 Years of Wacky Titles

The Bookseller is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year and invites you to vote for the in the "Diagram of Diagrams" a public vote to find the oddest book title of the past 30 years.

My favourites :
  • The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution (Something to consider?)
  • Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality (I knew there was something strange about those folks!)
  • The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (Didn't know horses could be ...)
  • High Performance Stiffened Structures (It's not just my dirty mind, is it?)
  • People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It (Help!)
I know the actual books themselves may be a bit of a let-down once you get past the wonderful title and I find myself itching to write an alternative opening chapter ...


GeneGirl said...

Sharon - this is hilarious!

bibliobibuli said...

and you're a vegetarian personality. will have to watch out for you!

Rob Spence said...

Hey - we veggies may not be carnivorous, but we can bite!

Han said...

There's something strange about oral sadists or vegetarians?

Anonymous said...

Yes there is Han.. they're all rich! :)