more odd book titles

This is for you, Fuse 8!


Today, Cheryl Rainfield, Cynthia Lord, and Fuse 8 all mentioned’s Vote for the Oddest Book Title of the Last 30 Years Poll. Fascinating, funny, and strange (I am a purveyor of the strange).

Anyway, Bizarre Books by Russell Ash and Brian Lake has lots more to inspire those of you looking for just the right title for your next book. 

A few more titles that didn’t make the Oddest Book Title Poll (my faves highlighted):

The Unconscious Significance of Hair (George Berg, 1951)

How to Boil Water in a Paper Bag (Anon, 1891)

Teach Yourself Alcoholism (Meier Glatt, 1975)

How to Become a Schizophrenic (John Modrow, 1992)

Nuclear War: What’s in it for You? (Ground Zero War Foundation, 1982)

A Pictorial Book of Tongue Coating (Anon, 1981)

Fish Who Answer the Telephone (YP Frolov, 1937)

The Thermodynamics of Pizza (Harold J. Morowitz, 1991)

Who’s Who in Barbed Wire (Anon, 1970)

Hand Grenade Throwing as a College Sport (Lewis Omer, 1918)

~ from The Literary Companion by Emma Jones (Robson Books, 2004)