Odd book titles #4

I haven’t featured the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year for a while. Here are the short lists and eventual winners for the last two years:

2013

Was Hitler Ill? Was Hitler ILL?: A Final Diagnosis by Henrik Eberle and Hans-Joachim Neumann

Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts by Jerry Gagne (Foy’s Pet Supplies)

How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants by David Rees (Melville House)

God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis by Tom Hickman (Square Peg)

How Tea Cosies Changed the World by Loani Prior (Murdoch)

WINNER: Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop: And Other Practical Advice In Our Campaign Against The Fairy Kingdom by Reginald Bakeley (Conari)

2014

Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City by Chris Balsiger and Erin Canning (SCB Distributed Publishers)

Are Trout South African? (Stories of Fish, People and Places) by Duncan Brown (Picador South Africa)

The Origin of Feces : What Excrement Tells Us about Evolution, Ecology, and a Sustainable Society by David Walter-Toews (ECW)

Pie-ography: Where Pie Meets Biography -42 Fabulous Recipes Inspired by 39 Extraordinary Women by Jo Packham (Quarry)

How to Pray When You’re Pissed at God by Ian Punnett (Harmony)

WINNER: How to Poo on a Date : The Lovers’ Guide to Toilet Etiquette by Mats & Enzo (Prion Books)

 

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