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Monday, July 19, 2010

Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies for Dummies Makes Prestigious List

Our book has achieved international status and is now well known in many spheres. First came the news that it was being used in a class at Harvard University about conspiracies. Now comes another singular honor. The Georgia Center For The Book, a library and literacy service program, has named what are, in their view, the 20 funniest book titles:

Cheese Problems Solved – P.L.H. McSweeney

The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories – Alisa Surkis

The Potatoes of Bolivia – J.G. Hawkes

How to Avoid Huge Ships – John W. Trimmer

Reusing Old Graves – Douglas Davies

Walled Up Nuns & Nuns Walled In – Lancelot Holland

Bombproof Your Horse – Jack Pelicano

Harnessing the Earthworm – Thomas J. Barrett

People Who Don’t Know they’re Dead – Gary Leon Hill

How Green Were the Nazis? – Franz-Josef Bruggemeier

Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them – Roger Welsch

Weeds in a Changing World – C.H. Stirton

Across Europe by Kangaroo – Joseph Barry

Drilling a Straight Hole – Nancy Janicek

Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers – (author not listed, perhaps for good reason)

How to Read a Book – Mortimer J. Adler

How to Write a How to Write Book – Brian Puddock

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America – Julian Montague

Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies for Dummies – Christopher Hodapp and Alice VonKannon

And their choice top choice for the funniest title:

Cooking with Pooh.

The gutless authors of Cooking With Pooh are hiding behind a corporate name of "Mouse Works," as well they should, so I think they should be disqualified. But it's nice to come in second for something.

Personally, I have to object and say that Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies for Dummies is nowhere as chucklesome for a title as The Complete Idiot’s Guide To The Kennedys by Steven Strauss.

The Georgia Center for the Book has become the largest non-profit literary presenting organization in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation. It is an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.


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