Monday, January 11, 2010
Five more bizarre book titles
The sequel to this post, and although I haven’t yet found anything that reached the heights of Latawnya, the Naughty Horse, Learns to Say "No" to Drugs, there are some... interesting... titles out there…
1. Stones of the Dalai Lama
I’m sure he has a very nice rock collection…
2. Scouts in Bondage
The subtitle is “A Story of Boy Scouts in Strange Adventure”, and this was published in 1935, so I’m sure the author intended it to be wholesome fare for upstanding young lads. Unfortunately, now it just makes people think that that’s why the Scouts learn so much about tying knots.
3. I Don’t Need to Have Children, I Date Them
The book is about using child psychology to deal with men, but the title suggests the author must be Mary Kay Letourneau.
4. Big Dick McCrakin
The first sentence of the book’s description is “Dick is a trucker”. Between the nickname and the profession, I think he’s trying to compensate for something.
5. I Wish My Kids Had Cancer
This one takes the prize for worst subtitle as well – “A Family Surviving the Autism Epidemic”. Because autism is so bad that your kids would be better off with an agonizing and possibly terminal illness instead?
Personally, I wish those children will never be aware of that book’s existence.