It’s time for the annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. First conceived at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1978 in order to “stave off boredom”. The inaugural prize was awarded to Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice (University of Tokyo Press). Other notable winners include: How to Avoid Huge Ships (1992), Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers (1996), Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way (2010) and Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop (2012). Last year’s winner was The Commuter Pig Keeper.
Here are your 2018 finalists:
Joy of Water Boiling, by Christina Scheffenacker
Jesus on Gardening, by David Muskett
Are Gay Men More Accurate in Detecting Deceits? by Hoe-Chi Angel Au
Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung, by Richard Jones
Equine Dry Needling, by Cornelia Klarholz and Andrea Schachinger
Vote here for your favorite . Voting ends on November 16th.
Pictured above Why Sell Tacos in Africa? by Paul Oberschneider