Such books as Scouts in Bondage and Bizarre Books celebrate the outrageous titles and unintentionally hilarious titles given to books over the years, titles like Book of Blank Maps with Instructions and Draw In Your Stool.
Leafing through the latest catalog from Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller I find that plenty of books with odd titles are still being published. Here are some of the gems I discovered:
The Wisdom of Psychopaths
How Long Can a Fly Fly?
The Little Black Book of Mafia Wisdom
The Trouble With Being Born
Will You Be My Valenswine?
Absinthe & Flamethrowers
Detectives Don't Wear Seatbelts
How to Poo at Work
How to Sharpen Pencils
Slow Death by Rubber Duck
Some of the books might be worth owning just for the pleasure of seeing your guests' faces when they spot these titles on your coffee table.