April 18, 2007

odd book title prize

Filed under: quirky — girlyswot @ 1:04 pm

The Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year has been announced. This year it’s: The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification – Julian Montague

Here’s a list of past winners:

2005 – People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It – Gary Leon Hill
2004 – Bombproof Your Horse – Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden
2003 – The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories – Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan
2002 – Living with Crazy Buttocks – Kaz Cooke
2001 – Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service – Gerard Forlin
2000 – High Performance Stiffened Structures – IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
1999 – Weeds in a Changing World – British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64
1998 – Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw
1997 – The Joy of Sex, the Pocket Edition – Mitchell Beazley
1996 – Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers – Edited by Derek Willan
1995 – Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes – Douglas Davies and Alastair Shaw
1994 – Highlights in the History of Concrete – Slough: Cement and Concrete Association
1993 – American Bottom Archaeology – Charles J. Bareis and James W. Porter
1992 – How to Avoid Huge Ships – John W. Trimmer
1991 – No Award
1990 – Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual – Pat Califia
1989 – How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art – Kathleen Meyer
1988 – Versailles: The View From Sweden – Elaine Dee and Guy Walton
1987 – No Award
1986 – Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality – Glenn C. Ellenbogen
1985 – Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts
1984 – The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today – Anne Wilson
1983 – The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling – A. I. Tselikov, G. S. Nikitin and S. E. Rokotyan
1982 – Population and Other Problems: Family Planning, Housing 1,000 million, Labour Employment
1981 – Last Chance at Love – Terminal Romances
1980 – The Joy of Chickens – Dennis Nolan
1979 – The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution – Barbara Sherman Heyl


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