Weirdest books out there… true story

I love receiving AbeBooks’ fun lists based on the most interesting topics: be it an author or a theme. Today I received another one of those emails, and this time the theme was 101 oddest books. I never knew how strange and bizarre some titles can be. Would any publisher in their right mind approve of such works? A few of my favourites include:

  • Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Mind Power by Donald L. Wilson
  • The English: Are They Human? by G.J. Renier
  • Spaghetti Art Ware: Poodles and Other Collectible Ceramics by Wanda Gessner
  • 50 Ways to Use Feminine Hygiene Products in a Manly Manner by B. Koz
  • Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, and Pregnant Men in Early Modern Spain by Sherry Velasco
  • What to Do When the Russians Come: A Survivor’s Guide  by Robert Conquest and Jon Ewbank Manchip White
  • Dead Pet: Send Your Best Little Buddy Off in Style by Andrew Kirk, Jane Moseley
  • Is Your Dog Gay? by Charles Kreloff, Patty Brown, Victoria Roberts
  • Bombproof Your Horse by Rick Pelicano, Lauren Tjaden
  • Dead Clients Don’t Pay: The Bodyguard’s Manual by Leroy Thompson
  • Do-It-Yourself Coffins: For Pets and People by Dale Power

And of course the wonderful and ever-handy how-to manuals:

  • How to Be Pope: What to Do and Where to Go Once You’re in the Vatican by Piers Marchant
  • How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction by Ann Druffel
  • How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson

I wouldn’t mind having a few of these books in my library, at least for laughs alone. A loosely bound, yellowed tome from half across the world: $10. A ridiculously over-priced shipping: $9.99. The look on your friend’s face the next time she goes through your shelves to borrow something to read? PRICELESS.

The complete list can be located here.

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