Are Women Human?

The Bookseller magazine has announced the shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year:

I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen

How to Write a How to Write Book

Are Women Human?
And Other International Dialogues

Cheese Problems Solved

If You Want Closure in Your Relationship,
Start With Your Legs

People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond:
From King Canute to Dr Feelgood

You can vote for one of these titles at and the winner will be announced on March 28th.

I voted and was surprised.. sort of.. by the title that is leading the pack. Let me know if you vote and if you were surprised by the results.

Can anyone think of an odd book title? How about a movie title?


  1. I voted for pygmy. I was surprised who was leading. I can only guess that author must be getting people to vote for


  2. Thanks for posting this! I might actually read MacKinnon's book. That's right up my alley. Women and children are the most vulnerable people groups and suffer from human rights abuses the most (globally speaking in terms of human security) though this is often overlooked. Her title reveals how far we still have yet to go. (Someone else should write a book called "Are Children Human?") Anyway, thanks! (And sorry for the serious comment on a light-hearted post!) ;)

  3. Umm... I'm assuming the winning title is a sexual reference, but then I'm kind of slow on these things.

    They were all funny, but I voted for "Cheese Problems Solved" because I have this thing about short and sweet. Or in this case Extra Sharp, but that's another thing. But I go on...


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