Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday’s Take: Titles

A title is extremely important in any genre. For some readers, it may be the reason they pick up a book at all. It is definitely a factor when purchasing, although hopefully not the only one. Here are a few hilarious and slightly disturbing titles of children’s books, some are made up…and some are not. Can you guess which ones are real and which are fake?

How to Become The Dominant Military Power In Your Elementary School

Controlling the Playground: Respect through Fear

Grandpa Gets a Casket

Dad's New Wife Robert

The Long Journey of Mister Poop

Hair In Funny Places

I Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much

Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy. (A child’s book about satanic ritual abuse)

He Who Smelt It, Dealt It (and other kid commandments)

And as a bonus here are some very real adult book titles that sound interesting.

How to Tell If Your Boyfriend Is the Antichrist: And If He Is, Should You Break Up with Him? by Patricia Carlin, Michael Miller

Eating People Is Wrong by Malcolm Bradbury

I Hate Other People's Kids by Adrianne Frost

Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom by Celia Rivenbark

Are you there vodka?, it's me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Get Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth, I'm Kissing You Goodbye! by Cynthia Heimel

Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down by Dangerous Lee

I know my reading list just got longer.


  1. HaHa! I couldn't tell on the kid list. They're all so possible.

    The adult list was great. I've heard of some of them. Just the titles make me laugh:)

  2. Oh, I couldn't tell! But there's a few that I'm really hoping are fake...and I have a feeling they're real!

  3. Hahahaha! AWESOME.

    Those kid titles are funny as hell. "Grandpa Gets A Casket"... I have tears! Man, I hope that one's real.

    Also love "Dad's New Wife Robert"

  4. I love ARE YOU THER VODKA... It's hilarious. But don't read it in public. Definitely one of those books that will make you bawl with laughter and people will look at you like you're crazy. lol.

    The only I think is fake is HAIR IN FUNNY PLACES. Most of the others are so ridiculous, they must be true. When's the big reveal?


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