“I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen” by Jasper McCutcheon (The true life story ripped from the headlines of Weekly World News and the National Enquirer? Special forward by the miraculous Batboy.)
“How to Write a How to Write Book” by Brian Paddock (This one has also been nominated for the Confusing Redundancy Award)
“Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues” by Catharine A. MacKinnon (I thought we already covered this with an interplanterary scope when "Men Are from Mars, Woman Are from Venus" was published.)
“Cheese Problems Solved” edited by P. L. H. McSweeney (Gees! I missed the first volume "Cheese Problems Defined." I've got a lot of catching up to do with all this unruly cheese running around.)
“If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs” by Big Boom (Brought to you by the Sex as a Weapon, Frigid Wives United, and Abstinence Only Advocacy Group. And with a name like Big boom I'd not be expecting this sort of advice, unless of course it refers to the sound of thighs closing forcefully.)
“People Who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Doctor Feelgood” by Dee Gordon. (Doctor Feelgood has been commissioned to write a rock opera celebrating their fellow significant Southenders.)
The winner is to be announced on March 28. The prize has been offered since 1978, when the winner was “Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.”
Which one has your vote? What's the weirdest book you've ever read? Any titles to suggest?