That said, from time to time I stumble upon a book that is titled in such a way that I am left wondering what the author and/or publisher was thinking. I got the idea for this blog post when I saw this book:
I'm sure cooking with Pooh would be a blast, but perhaps this would have been a time to throw in the “Winnie the” part. I imagine a child telling the dinner guests that the cookies they're enjoying were inspired by their favorite recipe book, “Cooking with Pooh."
Spurred by Winnie's cookbook, as I often am, I went on a quest through the back halls of the interwebs and found a rather remarkable collection of books with names that never should have been.
Okay, it seems that Winnie isn't
off the hook just yet. This one is
going on my "gifts to get my nieces
and nephews" list.
For those of you who, like me, are just plain tired of worrying about how you're going to deal with someone tying to bury you prematurely ... look no further.
*Sobs* Note to self: Have psychiatrist and/or hypnotist block memories of time spent in scouts.
Let me tell you from experience: it wasn't until I read this book that I became the awesome individual you see before you now. Sure, I was cool before, but not awesome. And "cool" is easy. "Cool" is so 1990.
Um ... I'm afraid to read
read this book, just in
case I do and find out that
indeed, I am worthless.
At first glance you may think, whoa, that's a peculiar book title. But just give it a second to sink in ... ... you want to read it, don't you? I know, that's the same thing I thought.
You're probably thinking that the above titles were the result of a brainstorming session that involved a Scottish drinking game of some kind. That's what I thought too. But in retrospect maybe they're not so crazy. I mean, the goal for a marketing department is to get the word out about a book, right? And here I am spending a whole blog post plugging these books. It's not crazy at all. In fact this could be genius. Well played, marketing department, well played.
Okay, I'm sure there are other peculiar book titles out there, if you know of any please a link in the comments section, I'd love to add some more to my list.