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

This year's prize as the UK's oddest book title was If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs. I like to say that when you write for the web, you should give away the story in the heading. The publisher of this book seems to have taken this advice to heart. It's a self help book for women by a male American author using the pseudonym Big Boom. Second and third came I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen and Cheese Problems Solved. Joel Rickett from The Bookseller, a UK booksellers' magazine, blogs about the prize too.

Aurum Press are going to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of The Bookseller's Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year by publishing a small-format hardback gift book with the original jackets of the best winners and runners-up since the prize was launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1978. The title will be How to Avoid Huge Ships and Other Implausibly Titled Books. Sounds like perfect bathroom literature to me.

According to an article at SFgate, the subject of this post was the 2006 winner. I wonder if they published a Western edition.
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