Posted on 11/28/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Bookseller has crowned a winner in its annual oddest-title competition.
The Joy of Waterboiling, a German cookbook, contains a hundred recipes that are cooked in a kettle, hence the title.
Its publisher, according to the Guardian, ran a strong social-media campaign to rake in 56% of the votes and become the first foreign-language winner of the contest.
Books only need to have an English title, though with their win, The Joy of Waterboiling's publishers are in the process of offering it in other languages.
The full list of contenders (because we all can use a chuckle):
The Joy of Waterboiling
Are Gay Men More Accurate in Detecting Deceits?
Equine Dry Needling
Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung
Jesus on Gardening
Why Sell Tacos in Africa?
Head to the Guardian for a bit more on the book as well as a political interpretation of its victory.
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