Friday, February 12, 2010

Odd Book Titles

The Guardian has announced the list of books that will vie for this year’s “Oddest Title” award.  The winner will be announced on March 26.  Here are some of my favorites.  I'll be back on Monday!

100 Girls on Cheap Paper
A Tortilla is Like Life
Advances in Potato Chemistry and Technology
Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter
An Intellectual History of Cannibalism
Bacon: A Love Story
Briefs for the Reading Room
Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
Fluffy Little Kitten in Fluffy's Brother
How YOU Are Like Shampoo: For Job Seekers

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears
Mickey Mouse, Hitler and Nazi Germany
Planet Asthma: Art and Activity Book
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Bean Conference
Soft Drink & Fruit Juice Problems Solved
The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin
Venus Does Adonis While Apollo Shags a Tree

I must admit that one of my favorites did not make the list because it didn’t meet the publishing criteria for the award: On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers in 1895.


  1. Fluffy's brother was actually broadcast on the bbc - you can find a recording of it on youtube under flkbooks