Mar 30, 2009

Cheesy book wins odd book title

The Diagram Prize is a humorous honorary literary award given to the book with the oddest title.

A cheesy book won the dubious award this year. The title was, The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais by Professor Philip M Parker.

Before you throw up, fromage frias means soft creamy fresh cheese. Yes, yes, I know, why didn’t I say that in the first place? Anyway, it also got the attention of the Diagram Prize judges and won first prize.

The book was said to be a worthy winner beating off competition from the books pictured above: Baboon Metaphysics, Curbside Consultation of the Colon and The Large Sieve and its Applications.