Book awards: Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year

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Proceedings of the second International Workshop on Nude Mice : the potentialities and limitations of the nude mouse by Tatsuji Nomura1978
The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution by Barbara Sherman Heyl1979
The joy of chickens by Dennis Nolan1980
Population and other problems by Wenming Su1982
The Book of Marmalade by C. Anne Wilson1984
Natural bust enlargement with total mind power : how to use the other 90 % of your mind to increase the size of your breasts by Donald L Wilson1985
Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality: Reading from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity by Glenn C. Ellenbogen1986
Versailles: The View From Sweden by Elaine Dee1988
How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art by Kathleen Meyer1989
The Lesbian S/M Safety Manual by Pat Califa1990
How to Avoid Huge Ships by John W. Trimmer1992
American Bottom archaeology : a summary of the FAI-270 Project contribution to the culture history of the Mississippi River Valley by Charles J. Bareis1993
Highlights in the history of concrete by Christopher C. Stanley1994
Reusing old graves : a report on popular British attitudes by Douglas Davies1995
The New Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort1997
Greek rural postmen and their cancellation numbers by Derek Willan1998
Weeds in a changing world : proceedings of an international symposium organised by the British Crop Protection Council and held at the Brighton Metropole Hotel, on 20 November 1995 by C. H. Stirton1999
Designing high-performance stiffened structures2000
Butterworths Corporate Killing Service by Gerard Forlin2001
Living With Crazy Buttocks by Kaz Cooke2002
The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis2003
Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe, No Matter What You Encounter by Rick Pelicano2004
Ancient Starch Research by Robin TorrenceShortlist, 2005
People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It by Gary Leon Hill2005
Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence by David BenatarShortlist, 2006
How Green Were the Nazis?: Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich (Ecology & History) by Franz-Josef BruggemeierShortlist, 2006
The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Julian Montague2006
Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoonboxes of Daghestan: Magic Medicine Symbols in Silk, Stone, Wood and Flesh by Robert ChencinerShortlist, 2006
Cheese Problems Solved (Woodhead Publishing in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition) by P. McSweenyShortlist, 2007
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs: A Guide to Understanding Men by Big Boom2007
I Was Tortured By The Pygmy Love Queen (Fem Fist Books) by Jasper McCutcheonShortlist, 2007
Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind by Dorothy L. Cheneyshortlist, 2008
The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Impact of Generation, Gender, and Global Trends by Ellen Scherl MDshortlist, 2009
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina2009
Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots by Ronald Arkinshortlist, 2009
Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich by James A. Yannesshortlist, 2010
Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way by Michael R. Young2010
New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People by Robert S. Desowitzshortlist, 2010
What Color Is Your Dog?: Train Your Dog Based on His Personality "Color" (Kennel Club Books) by Joel Silvermanshortlist, 2010
Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong2011
Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praaklishortlist, 2012
Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop: And Other Practical Advice In Our Campaign Against The Fairy Kingdom by Reginald Bakeley2012
The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Dr. Scott D. Mendelsonshortlist, 2012
The Mushroom in Christian Art: The Identity of Jesus in the Development of Christianity by John Rushshortlist, 2012
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivaresshortlist, 2012
God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis by Tom Hickmanshortlist, 2013
How Tea Cosies Changed the World by Loani Priorshortlist, 2013
How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette by Mats!2013
How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants by David Reesshortlist, 2013
Was Hitler ILL?: A Final Diagnosis by Henrik Eberleshortlist, 2013
How to Pray When You're Pissed at God: Or Anyone Else for That Matter by Ian Punnettshortlist, 2014
The Origin of Feces: What Excrement Tells Us about Evolution, Ecology, and a Sustainable Society by David Waltner-Toewsshortlist, 2014
Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography-42 Fabulous Recipes Inspired by 39 Extraordinary Women (A WWC Press Book) by Jo Packhamshortlist, 2014
Strangers Have the Best Candy by Margaret Meps Schulte2014
The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing LohShortlist, 2015
Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves by Menno SchilthuizenShortlist, 2015
The Ugly Wife Is a Treasure at Home: True Stories of Love and Marriage in Communist China by Melissa Margaret SchneiderShortlist, 2015
Where Do Camels Belong?: The story and science of invasive species by Ken ThompsonShortlist, 2015
Behind the Binoculars: Interviews with acclaimed birdwatchers by Mark Dr. AveryShortlist, 2016
Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus by Jonathan A. AllanShortlist, 2016
Soviet Bus Stops by Christopher HerwigShortlist, 2016
Wilson, Keppel and Betty: Too Naked for the Nazis by Alan Stafford2016
An Ape's View of Human Evolution by Peter AndrewsShortlist, 2017
The Commuter Pig Keeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs When Time is Your Most Precious Commodity by Michaela Giles2017
Love Your Lady Landscape: Trust Your Gut, Care for 'Down There' and Reclaim Your Fierce and Feminine SHE-Power by Lisa ListerShortlist, 2017

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The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, also known as the Diagram Prize, is a humorous literary award that is given annually to the book with the oddest title. The prize is named after the Diagram Group, an information and graphics company based in London, and The Bookseller, a British literary magazine.


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