If it’s any consolation to the runners-up, in my opinion, they were all bad enough to win, too.
Well, folks, we had a squeaker in the vote for World’s Worst Book Title ever. But the Supreme Court was called in for an emergency ruling, and by a 5-4 vote they declared George Bush to be the winner.
No, wait. Wrong vote. The winner was "Cooking With Pooh," which is a real book from Disney. It barely beat out "Letting It Go: a History of American Incontinence," "The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification" (which I think maybe some people did not realize is also a real book) and "Everything You’ll Need to Remember About Alzheimer’s."
I wonder if it’s any coincidence that none of these books were selected for review by Booklist. I mean, we don’t judge books by their titles, of course (we reserve snap judgments for covers), but hey, you only get to make a first impression once.
Any other bad book titles on anyone’s mind at the moment?
(Via Quick Study, who has his own vias.)