30 August 2008

Diagram of Diagrams candidates

The Bookseller awards the Diagram prize each year to the book with the most unusual title. This year they are asking the public to vote for the most unusual title from the winners over the past 30 years. Herewith some of the candidates:

1980: The Joy of Chickens
1984: The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History and Its Role in the World Today
1986: Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality
1988: Versailles: The View From Sweden
1989: How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
1990: Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual
1992: How to Avoid Huge Ships
1993: American Bottom Archaeology
1995: Reusing Old Graves
1997: The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition
2001: Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service
2002: Living With Crazy Buttocks
2003: The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories
2004: Bombproof Your Horse
2005: People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It
2006: The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

A full list of the candidates is here, and you may vote at this link.

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