The Oddest Book Title of the Year Ctd.
Re: This year’s winner, Cooking with Poo.
The past winners include:
- The Joy of Chickens by Dennis Nolan
- The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World by Anne Wilson
- Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual by Pat Califa
- The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan
- Bombproof Your Horse by Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden
Oddest Book Title of the Year
The winner of The Bookseller’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title has been announced:
Cooking With Poo is written by Bangkok chef Saiyuud Diwong whose nickname is Poo - which is Thai for ‘crab’ …
… Voted in second was Mr Andoh’s Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh.
… Scott D Mendelson’s The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria came in third.
‘We knew the whole world loved Poo but now it’s official!,’ said Anji Barker, a senior social worker at the charity Urban Neighbours of Hope.
The article about last year’s winner (Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way by Michael Young) mentions some past winners:
Previous winners of the prize include Living with Crazy Buttocks, Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers, How to Avoid Huge Ships, and Highlights in the History of Concrete.
‘I am delighted that in economically troublesome times publishes the world over have continued to publish incredibly niche titles with powerfully obscure titles,’ said The Bookseller’s Horace Bent.