Category Archives: stupid books

The Stupidest and Quite Unnerving Bookstore Display

Maybe this is why bricks-and-mortar bookstores aren’t doing too well?

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The Stupidest Non-Appetizing Even if Descriptive Cookbook Title and Other Rather Ridiculous Titles

From the short list of The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year comes this tasty tome: According to the Bookseller magazine, other nominees are: A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley). … Continue reading

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from the Incredibly Exciting Yet Stupid Book Department

Who wouldn’t want to read about frozen meat, huh?  Specifically that processed by the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company?  (Yes, THAT Canterbury Frozen Meat Company.  You too are impressed, are you not?)

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The Stupidest “Signed by the Author” Book

Wow.  Still doing author appearances even though he’s blind.  And, well, dead.  Talk about your troupers … geekfeed

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Comically Inadvertent Innuendo from the Retro Department

It couldn’t have been better even if they tried …

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from the Department of Truly Fascinating Books, Extremely Important

The perfect gift for the megalomaniac on your Christmas list:

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from the Department of Truly Fascinating Books

This is immediately going on our “To Be Read” list.

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The Stupidest Not-As-Helpful-As-You’d-Hope Dating Advice

You may be surprised, indeed shocked, by some of the amazing insights in The Shy Man’s Guide to Success with Women.  Then again, maybe not …

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The Stupidest Supremely Specialized Children’s Book

Here’s a  book that tells kids all about the job so many of them dream of.  We speak, of course, of being a Canadian garbage collector.

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from the Fascinating Books We Haven’t Read But Surely Should Department

This should bowl you over.  (Groan.  Stop.  Ahem.)

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The Stupidest Canine-Unfriendly Label Placement

No wonder the dog looks a tad unnerved …

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The Stupidest Insights into Gynecology by a Now Dead Libyan Dictator

As we learn of Moammar Qaddafi’s death, let us remember him not only as a dictator, but also as one heck of a writer.  We speak, of course, of his fascinating work  The Green Book: The Solution to the Problem of … Continue reading

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from the Department of Unfortunate Book Titles, Super-secret Division

Sounds rather intriguing, no?  “Is that nothing in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”  Or something like that . . .              

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The Stupidest Distinctly Non-Erotic Erotic Scene from a Novel by a Radio Host, Very Very Bad

There are many different opinions of radio host Michael Savage.   One thing, though, we think everyone can agree on:  He is one very, very bad novelist.  (Very.)  The evidence, this snippet from his new novel Abuse of Power.  (We … Continue reading

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from the Department of Unfortunate Book Covers, Problematic Author Names subdivision

There are times, say we, that an author really ought to consider dispensing with the use of one of his or her initials . . . as the following demonstrates: boing boing

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The Stupidest and Most Intriguing-Sounding Golf Instruction Book

Should you be hitting the links on this lovely summer weekend, we suggest you pick up this book, which seems very helpful.  

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from the Inadvertently Salacious Kiddie Book Cover Department

It’s all innocent, we know, but . . . is Mr. Bunny is getting a tad too intimate with Ms. Chicken?  Does this explain the happy smile?

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from the Department of Unfortunate (and Worrisome as Well) Book Titles

We’re sure this is innocent.  Yet it makes us wonder a tad . . .

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from the Department of Unfortunate Book Titles, Special Gay Pride Selection

In honor of Gay Pride week, we present the following kiddie book,   (We must admit we were pleasantly surprised that such enlightened material was available in the past.  Move over, “Heather has Two Mommies.”)

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from the Department of Unfortunate Book Titles, Exciting Group Activities subsection

We know this is perfectly innocent.  Why, then, do we feel as though Lord Baden-Powell wouldn’t approve?  (Or would he . . . ?  Hmm . . . )  

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from the Department of Inadvertently Worrisome Book Covers

This book makes us a tad uncomfortable  Is that the captain?  Is he hauling the boy off to his titular bunk?  And must we think about what goes on in said bunk?

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from the Department of Unfortunate Book Titles (Necessity of Comma subsection)

Bill Cosby, we’re stunned.  This is not the sort of exhortation we expected from you!  

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another doozy from the Department of Unfortunate Book Titles

Yes, we have another winner of the “Book Titles That Make You Think Of Something Other Than That Which Was Intended” award.  And this time, it makes one feel a bit . . . itchy.  Or is that a burning … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Price for a Book on Amazon

Here’s a bargain title from Amazon— a book on flies — for only a little under $24 million dollars! (More precisely, it was $23,698,655.93.) And, for a while, that was the cheapest one available! Fortunately for students, it included free shipping . … Continue reading

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from the Department of Unfortunate Book Titles

Yes, yes, we know a dingle is a type of wooded area.  But still, this conjures up other images. . .    

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