London: A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year’s oddest book title. Humorous self-help book How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers’ Guide to Toilet Etiquette triumphed on Friday in the quirky Diagram Prize.
Organisers said the book, published by Prion Press, received 30 per cent of votes in an online ballot. It beat other finalists including Are Trout South African and Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City.
Prize director Horace Bent said, “The public have chosen wisely. Not only have they picked a title that truly captures the spirit of the prize, they have selected a manual that can help one through life’s more challenging and delicate moments.”
Previous titles How to Poo on Holiday, How to Poo at Work and How to Bonk at Work, were all nominated too. The prize, founded in 1978, is run by the British magazine The Bookseller.
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