Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Most Hilarious Book Titles I Have Come Across (a list in progress)

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Most Hilarious Book Titles I Have Come Across (in no particular order)
**Just a note to say that I am drawn to books with unique or unusual titles, and as such, I have many on my reading list with noteworthy titles.  This particular Top Ten Tuesday topic, for obvious reasons, was not only fun, but nearly limitless in scope for me.  These are all legitimate books, I promise!  Hope you enjoy my list! 
Titles I have read are in red.
Titles I own but have not read are in blue.
Titles requested from the library (I can't believe the library had them) are in green.
Titles I want but (as of yet) have not found are in orange.
Titles I'm still laughing about because they're insanely awesome are in purple.
  1. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  2. Walter, the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle
  3. The Flawless Skin of Ugly People by Doug Crandell
  4. Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass, or Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster
  5. Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
  6.  Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots, and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster
  7. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
  8. There's a (Slight) Chance that I Might be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble by Laurie Notaro
  9. The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia and Laser Hair Removal by Laurie Notaro
  10. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
  11. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  12. Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst
  13. Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
  14. I'm Fine With God, It's Christians I Can't Stand: Getting Past the Religious Garbage in the Search for Spiritual Truth by Bruce Bickel
  15. Here I Am, Lord...Send Somebody Else: How God Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things by Jill Briscoe
  16. Duh-Votions by Sue Buchanan
  17. The Bigger the Hair, the Closer to God: Unleashing the Cute, Witty, Delightful, Intelligent, Passionate, Authentic, Interesting, Life-of-the-Party Inside You by Sue Buchanan
  18. You've Got to Be Kidding, I Thought this Was the Great Tribulation by Kathy Lechner
  19. Superstud, or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin by Paul Feig
  20. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  21. On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison
  22. Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison
  23. Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison
  24. Dancing in My Nuddy Pants by Louise Rennison
  25. "...Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers" by Louise Rennison
  26. Startled by His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison
  27. Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison
  28. Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison
  29. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison
  30. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  31. Who Cut the Cheese? A Cutting Edge Way of Surviving Change by Shifting the Blame by Mason Brown
  32. Who Cut the Cheese? An Amazing Parody About Change and How We Can Get Our Hands on Yours by Stilton Jarlsburg, M.D. and Kenneth Bleucheese, Ph.D.
  33. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
  34. Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank and Other words of Delicate Southern Wisdom by Celia Rivenbark
  35. How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art by Kathleen Meyer
  36. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  37. The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  38. Everyone Poops by Tara Gomi and Amanda Meyer Stinchecum
  39. Everybody Farts by Lynda White
  40. The Fart Party by Julia Wertz
  41. Smart Feller Fart Smeller and other Spoonerisms by Jon Agee
  42. Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School by Benjamin Franklin, Carl Japikse (editor)
  43. The Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life by Deborah Ford, Edie Hand & Annie Flagg
  44. Puttin' on the Grits: A Guide to Southern Entertaining by Deborah Ford, Mary Lynn Blasutta (illustrator)
  45. Grits Friends are Forevah: A Southern-Style Celebration of Women by Deborah Ford
  46. Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar and Other Oddball or Gross Maladies, Afflictions, Remedies and Cures by David Haviland
  47. Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More About Verbs by Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable (illustrator)
  48. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
  49. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss
  50. Babies and Other Hazards of Having Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have Around the Home by Dave Barry
  51. English as a Second F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life by Sterling Johnson
  52. Watch Your F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Explicit Detail and Enhanced by Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life by Sterling Johnson
  53. The Day My Butt Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths
  54. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: A Memoir by Toby Young
  55. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
  56. Size 14 is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot
  57. The Hazards of Sleeping Alone by Elise Juska
  58. Is That a Dead Dog in Your Locker? by Todd Strasser
  59. Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split by Laurie Perry
  60. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  61. The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God by Timothy Schaffert
  62. The Five Jerks You Meet On Earth by Ray Zardetto
  63. Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women by Simon Doonan
  64. Poop Culture: How America is Shaped by its Grossest National Product by Dave Praeger
  65. Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh
  66. The Last Burp of Mac McGerp by Pam Smallcomb
  67. Never Say Excuse Me Louder than You Burp by Bob Deaton
  68. Bottling Burps for Grandma by Andrew Collett
  69. Colder Than a Fart in a Dead Eskimo by David Allen
  70. Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed by Lance Carbuncle
  71. The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle by Lois Battle
  72. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  73. Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey
  74. Belching Out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola by Mark Thomas
  75. My Life as a Belching Baboon with Bad Breath by Bill Myers
  76. She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
  77. Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch: Tales from a Bad Neighborhood by Hollis Gillespie
  78. How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell About It by Rhett Ellis
  79. You Just Don't Duct Tape a Baby: True Tales and Sensible Suggestions from a Veteran Pediatrician by Norman Weinberger, Allison Pohn
  80. Cock-a-Doodle-Moo! by Bernard Most
  81. This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record by Susannah Felts
  82. The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom by Jo Barrett
  83. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir by Bill O'Reilly
  84. Oops! I Forgot My Wife: A Story of Commitment as Marriage and Self-Centeredness Collide by Doyle Roth
  85. B is for Beer by Tom Robbins
  86. Wild Ducks Flying Backwards by Tom Robbins
  87. Mothers-in-Law Do Everything Wrong: M.I.L.D.E.W. by Liz Bluper


  1. Some authors (or at least their publishers) seem especially talented in excelling in this category. This was a fun read.
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  2. Thanks for this list-it made me chuckle.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. You weren't kidding that you went for a long list this time. Have you actually read all these books? If so you must have a propensity for funny titles.

  4. I've read some, and the rest are on my TBR list.