Oddest Book Titles

150_pygmylovequeenThis year is the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year. The finalists for the annual award have been announced by The Bookseller. They are:
I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen
How to Write a How to Write Book
Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues
Cheese Problems Solved
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs
People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Dr Feelgood

I’m still giggling over the description of the Pygmy Love Queen book. The titles that almost made the shortlist are also intriguing. Now the public can vote at The Bookseller site. The winner will be announced March 28th. Link -via Metafilter

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I love the titles of books in the "Tragic Life Stories" section. I know it's sad and they had a hard time blah blah blah but no one really wants to read about that.
The best one was something along the lines of "My Mother Traded Me for a Packet of Cigarettes".
Other favourite book titles include "The Toyminator" (which wins extra points for the groan factor) and "Potty, Fartwell and Knob" (a book about... unusual... names)
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They are missing the best one:

"How to Good-Bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?"

http://www.amazon.com/How-Good-Bye-Depression-Constrict-Everyday/dp/0595094724/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203731631&sr=8-1
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my favorite title of a book was:

No Frill's Books: Science Fiction

Complete with everything, Aliens, Giant Ants, Space Cadets, Robots, & One Plucky Girl.

(http://www.biblio.com/details.php?dcx=11766939&aid=frg)
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