Monday, February 24, 2014

Diagram Prize nominations oddest book title of 2013


The Diagram Prize shortlist for the oddest book title of 2013 has been announced.  As usual, it's an eclectic mixture of the weird and wonderful.

The six titles are, in no particular order:

How to Poo on a Date
(invaluable advice on toilet etiquette and love, and what to do when the twain meet);

Pie-ography: Where Pie Meets Biography
(women tell their life stories through the traditional narrative technique of pie-making);

How to Pray When You're Pissed at God 
(practical tips on communicating with an omniscient deity when you are feeling peeved at it);

Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City
(a celebration of the cats working - often illegally, it has to be said - in delis and bodegas in NYC);

Are Trout South African?
(South African identity explored through an animal with a brain proportionally one-fifteenth the size of a mammal's); and

The Origin of Feces
(an examination of how important the stuff is to the survival of the human species).


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