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It’s time for the ‘oddest book title of the year’ competition March 10, 2015 – Posted in: books, Content

Another year brings another shortlist of stunning book titles for Bookseller magazine’s annual Diagram Prize for “oddest book title of the year.” Created in 1978, with Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice taking top honors, the Diagram Prize has become a yearly hi-spot providing guaranteed entertainment to us book folks. This years nominees are: Nature’s Nether Regions by Menno Schilthuizen (published by Viking). Advanced Pavement Research: Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 3rd International Conference…

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One more for the Oddest Book Title Hall of Fame April 5, 2012

The Bookseller magazine has been handing out the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title since 1978. Year after year we continue to be amazed at how some of these titles ever see the light of day. In 1990 the winner was Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual.  Also published in 1990 and unfortunately passed over, was Unregulated Chicken Butts and other stories by Hungarian writer Illyas Hali which I humbly nominate for lifetime membership in this illustrious…

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"Cooking With Poo" Again March 30, 2012

And the winner of The Bookseller magazine’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title for 2012 goes to Cooking with Poo, by Saiyuud Diwong.  Poo is the author’s nickname, it also happens to the Thai word for crab. From the author’s website:  Khun Poo is thrilled to be launching her first cookbook ‘Cooking with Poo’ which includes over 100 pages of her delicious recipes, glossy pictures and also wonderful stories about her neighbours and the Klong…

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