It’s easy to judge a book by its cover, but what about its title?


The Amazon reviews for this book are also entertaining.


“Holding a professionally printed book with your name on the cover is a truly amazing feeling.”

-Eileen Gittins


I wonder if  Eleanor Burns felt that way when she first saw her quilting book?



 Or tractor loving Roger?



I imagine Aimee Bender was happy when she saw her finished book.  I love this title:



And this one is so crazy, it’s awesome:


If you want to see more entertaining book titles, check out this list at the Stylist.


Do you have a favorite book title?


26 thoughts on “Book Titles: The Weird and the Wonderful

  1. Emma Burcart

    Wow! Those are awesome. My newest favorite title is “The Sugar Frosted Nutsack”. I may need to read it, especially since I’m working on writing sex scenes. I also love “Still Stripping”, but the cover photo along with the title is what makes is priceless. I can just see her on the pole. Makes me wonder what her stage name is…

  2. Susanna Hill

    Cooking with poo(h)? That’s just funny! Also the stripping one! It’s like those newspaper headlines you read about sometimes where what someone meant and how it came out are not quite the same thing!

  3. Tameri Etherton

    Um, what exactly is the particular sadness of lemon cake? It’s not tart enough? The candied orange peel mocked it’s mediocrity? I must know! And that sugar frosted nutsack? That totally sounds like something Natalie Hartford would have on her blog! What a riot. Thanks for the laugh.

  4. Stacy Jensen

    Hubby received this fun title for Christmas: Don’t Tell Mom I Work on Rigs: She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse by Paul Carter. I’m looking forward to reading it. Several years ago I read: Bleachy-Haired Honkey Bitch: Tales from a Bad Neighborhood. Ah, life happens. The Pooh one you mention — classic.

  5. Louise Behiel

    Just goes to show you how we miss the obvious in our own work, doesn’t it. I manage a language access department for the Provincial Health service, and if you knew the things that pass for translation, you’d faint. {People are determined to use volunteers to translate (this is text) and assume it’s right. We just vetted one that in english reads, “Void in the Bottle). In german and chinese it reads p**s. OOPS

    thxfor the chuckle

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      It’s actually a pretty good book! A lemon cake with chocolate frosting is significant to the story– I even made it once b/c it’s a curious combo.
      I know, so, not on the Writer’s Butt program! 🙂

      1. Ginger Calem

        I can see it, the tart w/ the rich choc. And you’re right, not on the WB plan, but shhh…. don’t tell anyone. I don’t want them to hate me yet. I’m feeling so popular! 😉

  6. Sophia Chang

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA This is amazing. Coleen I feel like you and I have the same sensibility – same taste in “retro” (read: awesome) music, same corny humor…

  7. Jennette Marie Powell

    “Cooking with Pooh” sounds like something my turtle might like. Or my dogs. I’ll stop there. LOL The reviews are hilarious!

    I think the worst title I’ve ever seen is on what’s also the worst book I’ve ever seen. I found it referenced in another book, called “Stinkers: America’s Worst Self-published Books” which is hilarious. It’s “BIRTH CONTROL IS SINFUL IN THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES and also ROBBING GOD OF PRIESTHOOD CHILDREN!!” – the caps, grammar, and exclamation points are verbatim. The book description is also all caps, with similar grammar. If you have a few hours and want some laughs, read the reviews for this one! (None of which, I think, are by people who actually read the book because it’s 648 pages and has a list price of $150!)

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      Ok I had to look up that book Jennette. I read some reviews, got a good laugh out of the one that reviewed it as toilet paper–oh my!!!
      Oddly the kindle version is only $3, funny!

      1. Jennette Marie Powell

        I think the TP one is new! I was LOL so much that I had to make myself close my browser or I’d keep reading those reviews and wouldn’t get anything done! I don’t remember seeing the Kindle version before either. Might be worth it for more laughs! I told my daughter about “Cooking with Pooh” and she was LOL!

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