Strange Book Titles


Have you ever thought that sometimes book titles are chosen just to shock and draw the attention? There are certain authors who choose shocking, yet sometimes strange and funny titles for their books, some of them being the big winners of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. Take a look to some of the most strange book titles in the world.

"Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe, So Matter What You Encounter" is a very useful illustrated manual that helps equestrians prepare their mounts for the unexpected mounts, making them safer an therefore more enjoyable.

“How to Read a Book” and “How to Write a How to Write Book”
Before starting to read a book, you certainly need to know how to do it. In case you are a beginner in reading, you'll definitely need some advice. “How to Read a Book” by Mortimer Adler is the ultimate help for everyone who doesn't know how to use a book. On the other hand if you want to change your job and become a writer, “How to Write a How to Write Book” by Brian Paddock is your salvation.

“The 120 year diet” and “Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself”
If you are more into the healthy lifestyle and you are looking for a long-term plan, “The 120 year diet” is the book you should invest in. Simultaneously, you should start studying “Cheese Problems Solved” by P.L.H. McSweeney, or even better, “Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself [A book for woodworkers], 2001 (Schiffer)”.

Medicine has always been an interesting domain that fascinated people. Sometimes people prefer to learn some home remedies that go to the doctor. In this category, the offer is very abundant. “Nasal Maintenance: Nursing Your Nose Through Troubled Times” by William Alan Stuart, or “It's a Gas! A Study of Flatulence”, by Eric S. Rabkin, Eugene M. Silverman, and "Curbside Consultation of the Colon" are just three of the helping guides. “Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Use the Other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts”, by Donald L. Wilson is a book that explains a lot on how human brain functions.

In the self-help books category, we have “How To Avoid Huge Ships”, by John W. Trimmer, “What To Say When You Talk To Yourself”, by Shad Helmstetter, “How To Be Happy Though Married”, and "How To Date a White Woman - Guide for Asian Men". Leaving aside their funny titles, these books seem to be really helpful.

On the market there are many wonderful books for children. “The Children’s Guide to Hitchhiking”, “The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables”, and “Strangers Have the Best Candy” are some of them. If you think of buying the book "Gangsta Rap Coloring Book" to your child, think twice. This is more a really funny gift for mature people.

In the handmade category, we have two funny titles for all women who love scrapbooking, making beautiful cards, and knitting sweaters: “Drying Flowers With A Microwave” and “Knitting with Dog Hair: Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You'll Never Meet, by Kendall Crolius.

All these next books had won the Diagram Prize, originally known as the Diagram Group Prize for the Oddest Title at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This is a funny literary award given for the book with the oddest title of the year.



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