Thursday Thirteen #2: Terrible Book Titles

thursdaythirteen All of these books have won the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. It's my dream to one day make that list. Maybe one person will judge the book by its title and buy a copy!

  1. If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs (2007)
  2. Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts (1985)
  3. The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (2003)
  4. The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification (2006)
  5. How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art (1989)
  6. The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution (1979)
  7. Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes (1995)
  8. Highlights in the History of Concrete (1994)
  9. The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today (1984)
  10. People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It (2005)
  11. The Joy of Chickens (1980)
  12. Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality (1986)
  13. [and my personal favorite since I would actually want to read it] How to Avoid Huge Ships (1992)
I even have a bonus list of titles that were also submitted for this contest. Aren't you lucky? (more…)



I just discovered a new-to-me atheist blog by a well-spoken man named Kevin. Please read his thoughts over at Memoirs of an ex-Christian and enjoy! One comment on this entry about Moses and the Torah stands out as a classic, priceless example of "spirit-filled" Christian rhetoric that you just have to see to believe (but if you believe it, you've got other issues). I've left it in all its caps lock glory, so please forgive me if you leave this blog with a migraine; but at least I've hidden it below the fold: (more…)