Sunday, September 7, 2008

This just in from YAHOO...

Looking for something to read now that the kids are back in school? A self-help guide called "If You Want Closure In Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs" has been voted the oddest book title of the year. The book beat off competition from "I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen" to win The Bookseller magazine's prize.

The prize originated in 1978, and here are some notable past winners:

The Joy of Chickens

American Bottom Archaeology

Versailles: The View From Sweden

Re-using Old Graves

Highlights in the History of Concrete

The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition

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 Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

I think I smell a new book club idea!!!!

4 comments:

ganelle said...

I've been looking for another good read. Thanks for the tip!!! And I didn't even know there WERE lesbian horses!

(BTW, I did read Bitter is the New Black. Jen TOTALLY reminds me of you! She has that same type of humor. Funny!)

Dodi said...

Oh, then you need to read "Bright Lights, Big Ass," which is my favorite of her books!! So glad you like her, she totally makes me laugh.

Sitting in Silence said...

LMAO.....The joy of sex pocket book???....LMAO Now that brings a funny scene to mind !...

Vanessa said...

Who could not love Jen Lancaster? But about your post, this is strange and funny and strangely funny. I've never heard of this before but you of course know I'm headed over to Amazon now.