Monday, March 31, 2014


Some book titles are just plain bad. And some are so bad that they may be brilliant. For this installment of the Why Not 100, we’ve selected 83 of the worst. You be the judge:

1. What’s Your Poo Telling You? (Anish Sheth)

2. Assaulted Pretzel: An Amish Mystery (Laura Bradford)

3. How to Avoid Huge Ships (Captain John W. Trimmer)

4. The Best Dad is a Good Lover (Charlie W. Shedd)

5. I Heart You, You Haunt Me (Lisa Schroeder)

6. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (E.L. Konigsburg)

7. Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and Also Robbing God of Priesthood Children!! (Elizyabeth Yanne Strong-Anderson)

8. 277 Secrets Your Snake Wants You To Know (Paulette Cooper)

9. George Bush, Dark Prince of Love (Lydia Millet)

10. Truth, Dare, or Handcuffs or Threeway (Jade James)

11. Granddad, There’s a Head on the Beach (Colin Cotterill)

12. Living With Crazy Buttocks (Kaz Cooke)

13. The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan)

14. All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well (Tod Wodicka)

15. Images You Should Not Masturbate To (Graham Johnson and Rob Hibbert)

16. Inside Granddad (Peter Dickinson)

17. Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? (Peter Walsh)

18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (Mary Ann Shaffer)

19. Jesus Potter Harry Christ: The Astonishing Relationship Between Two of the World’s Most Popular Literary Characters (Derek Murphy)

20. Such a Pretty Fat (Jen Lancaster)

21. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (Chelsea Handler)

22. Macho Sluts (Pat Califia)

23. Weapons of Magical Destruction (Stan Nicholls)

24. Young, Gifted and Doing It: 52 Power Moves for Teens (Cassandra Mack)

25. Bombproof Your Horse (Rick Pelicano)

26. Pregnesia (Carla Cassidy)

27. Duane’s Depressed (Larry McMurtry)

28. Twinkle, Twinkle “Killer” Kane (William Peter Blatty)

29. I was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen (Jasper McCutcheon)

30. Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining: America’s Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out (Judy Sheindlin)

31. People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead (Gary Leon Hill)

32. Like Water for Chocolate (Laura Esquivel)

33. It’s Not That I’m Bitter…: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World (Gina Berreca)

34. Hit By a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn (Catherine Friend)

35. The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Paul ZIndel)

36. Sex is Not a Four Letter Word But Relationship Often Times Is (Gary M. Douglas)

37. I Wish I Knew How To Quit You: An Unofficial Brokeback Mountain Trivia Book (Joshua Michaelmas)

38. How Green Were the Nazis? (Franz-Josef ZBruggemeier)

39. Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith (Anita Diamant)

40. Knitting With Dog Hair (Guy Montag)

41. I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me (Jimmy Breslin)

42. The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (Harry Harrison)

43. A Need So Beautiful (Suzanne Young)

44. What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (Jan Thomas)

45. Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself (Dale Power)

46. You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day (Scott Dikkers)

47. How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art (Kathleen Meyer)

48. Shitting Pretty: How to Stay Clean and Healthy While Traveling (Jane Wilson-Howarth)

49. Izzy, Willy-Nilly (Cynthia Voigt)

50. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 (Richard Brautigan)

51. Across Europe by Kangaroo (Joseph R. Barry)

52. Satan Burger (Carlton Mellick III)

53. The Great Divorce (C.S. Lewis)

54. Catherine, Called Birdy (Karen Cushman)

55. Eat Fat, Lose Fat (Sally Fallon)

56. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Nick Flynn)

57. Touched By an Alien (Gini Koch)

58. If I Were an Evil Overlord (Martin H. Greenberg)

59. Does Anything Eat Wasps? (New Scientist)

60. Everybody Sees the Ants (A.S. King)

61. I Suck at Girls (Justin Halpern)

62. Pursuing the Dream Bone (Morton Marcus)

63. Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies (Martin H. Greenberg)

64. A Night Without Armor (Jewel)

65. Why Geese Don’t Get Obese (Eric P. Widmaier)

66. We Were Soldiers Once… and Young (Harold G. Moore)

67. Grave Mercy (R.L. LaFevers)

68. Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans (Shon Meckfessel)

69. Beaten But Unconquered (Bryn Colvin)

70. Every Man a Tiger (Tom Clancy)

71. First World, Ha, Ha, Ha! (Elaine Katzenberger)

72. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (Candace Fleming)

73. Blubber Island (Ismael Galvan)

74. Unteachable (Leah Raeder)

75. Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed (Lance Carbuncle)

76. Porn Again Christian (Mark Driscoll)

77. Frat Boy and Toppy (Anne Tenino)

78. The Dork of Cork (Chet Raymo)

79. Lightweight Sandwich Construction (J.M. Davies)

80. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Ben H. Winters)

81. How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children (Lewis Burke Frumkes)

82. Dumpsterotica (Allie Beck)

83. How to Read A Book (Kelly Ana Morey)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brad,
    Love your lists ~ Awaiting children's golf books...