Add these to your reading list

September 18, 2009 – 8:51 am

These are some of the odd books unearthed for the Diagram Prize which is awarded each year to the book with the strangest title.

Yes, these books are real.



All Dogs Have ADHD


Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind


Beyond Leaf Raking: Learning to Serve/Serving to Learn (Essentials for Christian Youth)


Bombproof Your Horse


Curbside Consultation of the Colon


Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer’s Fecopoetics


Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself


The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais


How Green Were the Nazis?


How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art


Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings


The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories


Living With Crazy Buttocks


Malformed Frogs


Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality


People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It


The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers: No Ink, No Paint, Just a Hammer


I Was Tortured By The Pygmy Love Queen


Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes


Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium


Squid Recruitment Dynamics


The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoonboxes of Daghestan: Magic Medicine Symbols in Silk, Stone, Wood and Flesh

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  1. 7 Responses to “Add these to your reading list”

  2. I thought I’d seen everything.

    I was so wrong.

    By ClintJCL on Sep 18, 2009

  3. I had to check out the “customer images” for the shopping cart one :)

    By ClintJCL on Sep 18, 2009

  4. Hah! The customer images were pretty good. “This is where your knowledge begins.”

    By doranchak on Sep 18, 2009

  5. I saw an abandoned shopping cart today while yardsaling! On a roadside curb, NOWHERE NEAR any store.

    By ClintJCL on Sep 19, 2009

  6. Its migratory patterns continue to confound scientists to this day.

    By doranchak on Sep 19, 2009

  7. Don’t forget the ultimate Diagram prize, given for the oddest book title of the previous 30 years: Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers.

    http://davecory2.blogspot.com/2008/12/most-boring-book-ever-written.html

    By David C. on Dec 16, 2009

  8. Baboon Metaphysics. He-he, must be interesting. Though baboon are rather primitive they are smart enough to vigourously defend their rights. Watch this video about baboon vs lion fight:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w07rbFf5G94

    By Fenix on Mar 14, 2010

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