Diagram Prize for Odd Book Titles

Fellow writers, are you creative enough in titling your books? I’m not, clearly.

The UK Guardian reports that Bookseller Magazine is accepting votes for the overall oddest book title drawn from a list of previous Diagram Prize winners in the 30 years this contest has run. Well, you’ll just have to read the whole article to get the nitty gritty. But to whet your appetite, here are the last ten years of winning titles:

2000: High Performance Stiffened Structures (Professional Engineering Publishing)
2001: Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service (Butterworths)
2002: Living With Crazy Buttocks (Kaz Cooke – Penguin US/Australia)
2003: The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (Kensington Publishing)
2004: Bombproof Your Horse (J A Allen)
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 – Red Wheel/Weiser Books)
2006: The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification (Harry N Abrams)
2007: If You Want Closure In Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs (Simon & Schuster US)

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