Here’s a book award I hadn’t heard of before. The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year originally began as entertainment for a book fair in 1978 and was so popular that it continues today.
Some past winners are (and the titles explain the subject matter):
The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today;
How to Avoid Huge Ships; and
Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes.
In the library’s collection you will find the following winners:
The Joy of Chickens by Dennis Nolan
How to S**t In the Woods: an environmentally sound approach to a lost art by Kathleen Meyer
People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: how they attach themselves to unsuspecting bystanders and what to do about it by Gary Leon Hill
The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: a guide to field identification by Julian Montague
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs by “Big Boom”