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Updated on September 17, 2014

Odd, Funny, Weird And Silly Book Titles

Cheese Problems Solved. Yes, that's a real book, with a real odd title. Who even knew that cheese had problems? From grass to my stomach, where does cheese get the chance to love and lose, raise troublesome teenagers, fret over the mortgage?

Thanks for dropping by this page on odd book titles. You've put down your copy of Applications of High-Level Squids or Elks Do Not Speak English so let's have a look at a few of the funniest book titles around ...

who moved my cheese: odd book titles
who moved my cheese: odd book titles

Cheesy Odd Book Ttiles

Funny titles with cheese

Cheese seems to have inspired quite a few authors. Who Moved My Cheese? has 1,600 customer reviews on Amazon.com! You may not be surprised to hear that Nobody Moved Your Cheese is available from another author,

Then there's Who Stole My Cheese?!!. As you can guess from the exclamation marks in the title, this one is a waste of paper.

Up the standard a bit with Who Cut The Cheese?, a nicely done parody of the original Cheesy work.

who moved my cheese?
who moved my cheese?

More Cheesy Odd Book Titles

Funny cheese titles

Having made a killing with Who Moved My Cheese, the original authors kept up the theme with this effort for teens (see image right). They were a lot less successful - as any parent knows, teenagers don't eat cheese unless it's in a Big Mac. A better book would have been who jogged the focus - that's a terrible photo!

I was musing about cashing in myself and perhaps trying something on the cheese/generation theme. Alas, too late. They've beaten me to it with Who Moved My Cheese? for Kids. Damn, that just about leaves Cheese And The Ultrasound for me, or perhaps Cheese: As An Aphrodisiac?

whose bottom is this: odd book titles
whose bottom is this: odd book titles

At The Bottom Of Odd Book Titles

Let's move on to Whose Bottom Is This? I'd prefer it to be a collection of rear shots of Jessica Alba but it's actually one of a series of well-recommended children's books. Then we have Georgia Bottoms and even Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Makes you think twice about Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich..

Sticking with bottoms, so to speak, we have Once Upon A Knee but i'm not Eton-educated so my tastes lie elsewhere. I might try The Happy Bottom Riding Club.

A late entry to the list, thanks to World Book Day:Do Bugs Have Bottoms?

worm hunting odd book titles
worm hunting odd book titles

Odd Book Titles For Hobbies And Interests

Having eaten all that cheese you probably need to work off a few calories. Try the sport of worm hunting: described in Afterthoughts Of A Worm Hunter. Afterthoughts? Like what - that one put up a good fight? If you like stationary targets, try Air Rifle Hunting or the more practical Good Loo Hunting. You could always go >strong>Deer Hunting With Jesus.

Let's be a little less violent: Collecting Native America 1870 - 1960 - what, all of it? And I do wonder if the search for a niche can go too far: Record Collecting For Girls. Is there an opportunity there to write "Gender Determination Of CDs"? Shouldn't girls be occupying themselves with The Original Road Kill Cookbook?

Ducks head to avoid righteous missiles. Throws in clumsy segue to Enslaved By Ducks or even Duck, Death And Tulip.

Caution: NSFW

people-who-dont-know-theyre-dead
people-who-dont-know-theyre-dead

A Bunch More Odd Book Titles

Talking about ducking death, how about People Who Don't Know They're Dead or the slightly presumptuous Life After Death: The Book of Answers

This is getting too deep -- let's just whizz through a few more odd and funny book titles:

  • God's Chewable Vitamin C for the Spirit
  • Stick Making: A Complete Course
  • Collect Fungi on Stamps
  • Infection Highlights
  • Father Christmas Needs a Wee
  • I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears
  • Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Bean Conference

One that's not very odd, I suppose, if you're in that trade: "The 2009 World Forecasts of Trunks, Suitcases, Vanity Cases, Executive Cases, Briefcases, and School Satchels with Outer Surfaces of Leather, Composition Leather, or Patent Leather Export Supplies" - years out of date and they''re asking $325! Odd prices indeed.

nondage for beginners
nondage for beginners

And A Dangerous One

An odd title to beware of

Bondage For Beginners: how disconcerted would you be if she whipped this out at a crucial moment? Not recommended for a Valentine's gift.

I'm off to write Somebody Moved My Chains: thanks for reading and please leave a comment - especially if you can recommend any more daft book titles.

Lift The Flap Whose Bottom Is This (I'm learning about)
Lift The Flap Whose Bottom Is This (I'm learning about)

One of Wayne Lynch's excellent series: this uses a quiz format with lots of photographs to help teach 4-7 year olds about more exotic animals.

 

Whose Bottom And Other Body Parts

The book above was suggested by the parents of two small, sniggering boys. Great fun for young children, Whose nose, feet, knees - all sorts of ways of looking at animals and learning fun facts.


The book below is perhaps parents' revenge: one that the kids will never read but they'll wonder why the wrinklies are making funny noises.

How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children
How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children

Lewis Burkes Frumkes looks at (and dissects) the foolish fads and fears of modern-day urban Americans. I'd recommend this to anyone who orders coffee that has more than 34 syllables in its name.

 
Cooking with Pooh
Cooking with Pooh

Cooking With What?

Diagram Prize 2012

Cooking with Pooh sounds a bit silly but would you buy a grown-up cookbook called "Cooking With Poo" - that's the book that's just won the 2102 Diagram award.. Poo is apparently Thai for "crab" and is also author Saiyuud Diwong 's nickname. That doesn't actually make it any better, Saiyuud.

See the full Diagram Prize shortlist - my choice would have been The Great Singapore Penis Panic - probably when they saw the crabs.

Your Own Odd Book Titles?

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Thanks for an inventory of fun chuckles.

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      MaggiePowell 4 years ago

      My favorite... "I still miss my man, but my aim is getting better".

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      kimadagem 4 years ago

      This is a great idea for a lens! Very entertaining. I've even read one of those "cheese" books; I think it was "Who Moved My Cheese?" It's actually about dealing with change and I thought it was really well done.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The Big Book of L£sb!an Horse Stories - who would possibly want to read a book about L£sb!an horses? And wow, I did not know you could get horses that are L£sb!ans !!

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      AngryBaker 4 years ago

      I have two favorites that I wish I'd thought of...

      'I still miss my man, but my aim is getting better'

      'If I'd killed him when I met him'

      seems to be a theme.....

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I love the who is and what is books. Especially the who's bottom and who's nose books. Those certainly look like fun.

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      Paul, can I add this to your exciting cheese book collection; 'The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais', available right now on Amazon for $795.00...it's a snip at the price.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Picked up at a garage sale, and tucked away for safe keeping, I have an old book entitled "The Bazar Book of Decorum"; Subtitled "The Care of the Person, Manners, Etiquette, and Ceremonials." According to the title page, it was published in 1871. A nice find, but a bit hard to actually read...

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      Sharon Bellissimo 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      I read "Who Moved my Cheese" great lesson to be learned there! Cooking with Pooh is a hilarious title!

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      LadyFlashman 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I own a book called "how to poo on holiday", which is excellent and very informative! Love this collection of odd book titles!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      There is one called Everybody Poops that might be a good addition to the list, I am sure Amazon sells it. Brilliant pictures.

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      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      hilarious - thanks for making me smile with these odd book titles Paul

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter?! Definitely sounds like something I would read only if I had insomnia and needed something to put me to sleep. :-)

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Hmmm I can't think of any off the bat, but this is a pretty good collection of oddities.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Ha ha and then my daughter Swiss pops up on msn as I am reading your cheesy article. Now that was perfect timing. Now a tiny critique (I would head off title and keep your cheese books but in between pop in some cheese plates and humorous mouse and cheese gift items instead of the other books ie: bondage.) It would increase your keywords for cheese. Now I am gone - poof.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      The contents of "Who Moved My Cheese?" is even sillier than the title. It's all about a maze full of lost cheese-eaters, who eventually eat all the cheese and so start leaving graffiti on the walls (of the maze) to that effect. It's supposed to be a management classic; ho hum. My father worked in an office that held a 'management conference' on the "Who Moved My Cheese?" theme - and that's where an odd title comes from. Not for a book, a newsletter. The office's acronym was DNR so so would-be office wit called the newsletter "'D(uh) N(ews) R(eview)." The contents was very duh, including a recipe for "Impossible Pie" that truly was impossible because it didn't work.

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      Titia Geertman 5 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      You made me laugh and that's a good thing.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      So memorable! Who would have known so many of these would have been about cheese. Well, I am going to end the day with this one. I really want to check out I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and People who Don't know they are dead. Angel Blessed for just being real clever.

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      This certainly made me laugh! What were some of those authors thinking...?

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      Adriana 5 years ago from New Market

      Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One of my favorites has got to be "What's Your Poo Telling You?" by Anish Sheth and Josh Richman. I recently got this for my nephew and we had a ball reading it together.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Had a grin or two over these great discoveries. *Blessed* and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012. Hugs

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      Image Girl 5 years ago

      I wandered here looking for a good chuckle and found it! I giggled over the book cover, "Bondage for Beginners" followed by the lens title, "Whose Bottom and other Body Parts". The Whose Bottom cover photo is soo funny! I hope you add more. This made me grin until my cheeks hurt (No! Not Those Cheeks!)

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Indeed, these are odd book titles. Thanks for the giggle :)

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Heh heh - great topic, and entertainingly written. Another odd title for you: "Cooking With Pooh" Blessed. :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Lol...I love this article on odd book titles simply because it is such an odd article to stumble across. Actually I loved it for the humor. This is one cute cute crazy little book article.

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      Diane Cass 5 years ago from New York

      LOL! Those are great! My favorite strange book title is "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the Wrold" It's actually a fabulous children's book, but I've always thought the title was a little over the top.

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      You've put a grin on my face with these book titles. "Eat That Frog!" (ew) is another one that probably lives somewhere near the cheese titles. I'm intrigued by the "answers" in "Life After Death" and even more intrigued by how the author came by them.

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      amkatee 6 years ago

      There are a variety of books for toddlers during the potty training years that make me laugh. For one, The mole in search of who done it is a riot. Someone poos on his head and he goes around looking for the culprit.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had a good laugh.

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      DonMcCyclist1 6 years ago

      Thanks for the laughs! A big downsizing was NOT a good time for a former employer of mine to have managers reading from _Who Moved my Cheese_ aloud to employees, but strangely enough, they did!

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      This one had me chuckling ... Having worked in libraries for many years, I've come across a few odd titles :)

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for the good laugh today! I'll be on the lookout now to find some odd titles.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Absolutely hilarious! Especially because all are actually 'real' books! I have a cookbook listed on my cooking lens that a good friend gave me because it is so funny. Good 'Southern' recipes, but that's beside the point -- it's the title that's the best part: called "Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide To Hosting the Perfect Funeral". No fooling. It's a great read and actually a good cookbook.

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      JeffMcRitchie1 6 years ago

      Fun lens! I'm curious to know exactly what cheese problems need to be solved?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Mine isn't so odd I titled my book "What Was I Thinking? A Review Of Relationships"

      But you know, odd titles do catch attention.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      What a very peculiar series of books you've listed here. lol. I rather like "People Who Didn't Know They're Dead."

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      JeanJohnson LM 6 years ago

      This page was hilarious. The "whose bottom is this?" reminds me of a book we bought last year called "Bums." It's the same type, it shows several different animal butts. My kids always loved reading this one. Thanks for the other funny titles!

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      Rachel Field 6 years ago

      Hilarious! Just the sort of lens I needed to read today :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Funny and inspirational. My kind of lens:)

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      I'll probably be chuckling about "Whose Bottom is This?" all day. LOL

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You just got me saying 'cheese', ear to ear. Nobody ate my cheese. Thanks for the reminder to hold on to mine. :) Nice fun lens. Thank you and good day. :)

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      Calliope LM 6 years ago

      You made me laugh! Thanks for this

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      ChristineRenee LM 6 years ago

      Great list. My favorite: "I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears" What the heck?

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      the book "Who moved my cheese " is a wonderful story about mankind and the way we react...

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      CarolynPile 6 years ago

      Thanks for a truly funny lens! :D

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      shandigp 6 years ago

      I read "Who Moved My Cheese" and loved it! It's super short, too. Great book for anyone who works with other people!

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      GoodinDevelopme 6 years ago

      One of the best self help books I've ever read was titled: "If you meet theBbuddha on the road kill him!" By Sheldon Kopp, fantastic. Enjoyed the list.

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      My favourite book is the thrilling "How to Be a Pope: What to Do and Where to Go Once You're in the Vatican" (not suitable for children or Protestants). However, for day to day practicality, I always go to my handy pocket edition of "How to avoid huge ships":.

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      DrinkWorkshop 6 years ago

      Great list, "Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter" definitely made me laugh. If you're looking for more strange and funny ones, check out "The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification."

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      MobyD 6 years ago

      Getting back to cheese, there's "I Am the Cheese" by Robert Cormier, who was French-Canadian, not Swiss.

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Nice list! But you missed "Knitting with Dog Hair" and "Reusing Old Graves."

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I had a laugh.....

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @TonyPayne: Related to Origin Of Faeces, probably (yes, that exists)

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great books. If you can find it, there is one for potty training called Everybody Poops. The illustrations and text are hilarious.

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      amazing, people are so .... varied in their interests and outlook. Great laugh- thanks for this lens

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Funny, interesting and funny again. People come up with all sorts of funny ideas. 'People who don't know they are dead' would be quite ... a lively book or a deadly one ... not quite sure :).

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I have seen these "whose....is this" books and they are pretty fun for the kid.

      Fun page, I can Hardly image the smell coming from the "Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Bean Conference".....:)

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      Just had to let you know your comment about Bondage for Beginners made me laugh. Can you image the person who got that on Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing these Odd Book Titles.