The Diagram Prize 2014: The Oddest Book Titles

You may or may not be aware of the Diagram Prize, awarded each year to the book with the oddest title.  Previous winners have included Living With Crazy Buttocks, Bombproof Your Horse, Cooking With Poo, and the inaugural winner back in 1978, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.


Well, the shortlist for The Diagram Prize 2014 has been drawn up, and it is as follows…


Working Class Cats

Are Trout South African? 


How To Poo On A Date



How To Pray When You Are Pissed At God


The Origin of Feces


Which one of the contenders for The Diagram Prize 2014: The Oddest Book Titles is your favourite?  If you want to vote for your favourite, you can do so by clicking here.


The list of previous winners is:


Year Title
1978 Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice
1979 The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution
1980 The Joy of Chickens
1981 Last Chance at Love – Terminal Romances
1982 Population and Other Problems: Family Planning, Housing 1,000 Million, Labour Employment
1983 Unsolved Problems of Modern Theory of Lengthwise Rolling
1984 The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today
1985 Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the Other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts
1986 Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality
1987 No Award
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
1991 No award
1992 How to Avoid Huge Ships
1993 American Bottom Archaeology
1994 Highlights in the History of Concrete
1995 Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes
1996 Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers
1997 The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition
1998 Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw
1999 Weeds in a Changing World: British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64
2000 Designing High Performance Stiffened Structures
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
2007 If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs
2008 The 2009–2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais
2009 Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
2010 Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way
2011 Cooking with Poo
2012 Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop

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