Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Bacon: a love story" and other strange book titles (2010 Diagram Prize longer list)

"The Bookseller" magazine has released its list of candidates for the "Diagram Prize" -- an award given to a new book with the strangest title. The list for the past years' books has been narrowed down to six finalists, which are marked with an asterisk below. Here is an abbreviated version of the long list of finalists:

-Advances in Potato Chemistry and Technology
-Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter*
-An Intellectual History of Cannibalism
-Bacon: A Love Story
-Budgeting for Infertility
-Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich*
-Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes*
-Curbside Consultation in Cornea and External Disease
-Cute Yummy Time
-Dental Management of Sleep Disorders
-Fluffy Little Kitten in Fluffy's Brother
-Food Digestion and Thermal Preference of Toad
-Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots*
-How YOU Are Like Shampoo: For Job Seekers
-I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears
-Is the Rectum a Grave?
-Map-based Comparative Genomics in Legumes
-Mickey Mouse, Hitler and Nazi Germany
-My Hare Line Meets the Brown Rabbit
-Peek-a-poo: What's in Your Diaper?
-Planet Asthma: Art and Activity Book
-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
-Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Bean Conference
-Soft Drink & Fruit Juice Problems Solved
-The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease*
-The Origin of Faeces
-The Wild World of Girly Men and Masculine Women - And Why Americans Suffer from So Many Other Idiotic Syndromes!
-What Kind of Bean is this Chihuahua?*

The Diagram Prize will be awarded to one of the six finalists. You can cast your vote at this link: http://www.thebookseller.com/

my pointless post of past Diagram winners -- link
the complete long list: http://snipr.com/uh171
via: http://snipr.com/uh17c [today_msnbc_msn_com]

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