It’s common knowledge that one should never judge a book by its cover. However, I must admit that I do — and probably even more often judge a book by its title. The other day at the service desk Brenda turned to me and said ” You should do a blog post on crazy or funny book titles.” A GREAT idea I said to myself, or maybe I said it out loud . . . Anyway, we straightaway started a list. I even used my library research skills (okay, I Googled it) to come up with actual titles that are crazy, if not funny, then ridiculous and weird. See what you think:
How to tell if your Boyfriend is the Antichrist. And if he is, should you break up with him?
Eating People is Wrong
The Driver’s Guide to Hitting Pedestrians
Missed Periods and other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned & Unwanted Grammar Errors
Do it yourself Coffins (for pets & people)
Let’s Panic About Babies!: How to Endure and Possibly Triumph over the Adorable Tyrant who will ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain and Finally Turn You into a Worthwhile Human Being
Being Dead is No Excuse, the official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral
How You are like Shampoo
The Sex Lives of Cannibals
The Practical Pyromaniac
Pistol Packin’ Madams
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old like a Skank & Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom
And finally; Everyone Poops
Most of these are not on our shelves, so if you have judged a title too good to miss, we would be happy to request it through Interlibrary Loan!