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The oddest book title of the year - the winner is...

Story by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IF YOU Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs which, according to the author Big Boom is a “self-help book, written by a man for the benefit of women”, has won the Diagram Prize for the oddest title of the year.

The runner-up was I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen, with Cheese Problems Solved in third place.

Previously Posted: Did you know there’s a prize for the oddest book title of the year? Neither did I. But there is and the titles are suggested by publishers, bookstore workers and librarians from around the world.

This year’s shortlist, which appears on The Bookseller magazine’s website, includes:

I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen by Jasper McCutcheon.

How to Write a How to Write Book by Brian Paddock.

Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catharine A MacKinnon.

Cheese Problems Solved by PLH McSweeney.

If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs by Big Boom.

and People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Doctor Feelgood by Dee Gordon.

The Diagram Prize as it’s called, has been running since 1978 when the winner was Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.

And last year, the award went to Julian Montague’s The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification.

So, which of the shortlisted six will be this year’s winner? Well, you only have to wait until March 28 for the answer. Just watch this space…..