Some of these titles may be well-known, others less so. In any case, they are all real. No photoshopping here!
Eat, Prey, Love by Kerrelyn Sparks
I chose this one for the title, but the cover is also fairly cheesy. But it’s a romance book, so it’s to be expected. Following the re-emergence in popularity for vampire storylines, comes a romance book with a title that is a play on the title of a (much more popular book!) by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Just incase you are not a book junkie, the book being parodied is the one on the right.
There’s also Eat Slay Love, for if you haven’t killed yourself yet. If only Elizabeth Gilbert could receive commission from these titles, by 2015 she would own a share in every book. AND THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired by Dany Laferrière
A cult classic in North America, apparently, but I did a double-take the first time I saw it. It was originally written in French by the Quebeccan author, and later translated. The author has also written “Cette grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?”. I can only assume that “The grenade in the hand of the young negro, is it a weapon or a fruit?” is heavily euphemistic, because the translated title is “Why must black authors write about sex?”.
What’s Your Poo Telling You? by Josh Richman and Anish Sheth MD
Maybe this is slightly less hilarious to anyone who has seen that dowdy, po-faced shit-nazi Gillian Mckeith literally examining the faeces of anyone willing to crap into a vial on TV Show “Your Are What You Eat”, but I think it’s still worth including.
So I have.
I know I wrote about an incident involving another book by Robert Vavra just the other day, but I couldn’t help including another ridiculous book featuring pictures of “Unicorns”. It’s worth checking this guy out further. At no point does he allude to how he constructs these images or that they are even constructed. Nope. He is happy to let naive people believe in unicorns.
Afterlives Of The Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne
I thought that this book was a joke, the first time I saw it. Each chapter outlines what Browne has learnt from conversing with “charismatic” (and yet, dead) celebrities and public figures. If you ever wondered what out-and-out atheist George Carlin might say if confronted with an afterlife, then this is the book for you. Ridiculous.
Bang Bang Chelsea Handler by Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler, here, gleaming with pleasure as a terrified canine beholds the colour of her knickers with trepidation and fear. Perhaps reading the stories beyond the front cover would elucidate me in the reasons WHY the dog is looking up her skirt, but I have heard that what is written on the pages is even worse than this cover and the person depicted upon it.
The Big Penis Book 3D by Dian Hanson
When I saw a 3D book of kitties, I thought it was mildly annoying, but would appeal to some people. Old people. Lonely people. When I saw a 3D book of puppies, I thought it had gone too far. Then I saw this one. There’s one with boobs, too. For the lads.
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