Your book humor for the day
Some of my favorites:
- Harry Potter and the Chamberpot of Secrets
- Fire Hydrant 415
- Flowers for Allergies
- Satan in the White House
Can you guess which book the patron who asked for “Satan in the White House” was actually looking for? If I had gotten this question at the reference desk, I probably would have gone to Amazon.com thinking it was a real book.
And it’s not a butchered book title, but I feel sorry for the librarian who said, “I spent several hours looking for information for a mother doing her son’s ‘biology’ home work on Fetal Scent Syndrome. Turns out it was his GEOGRAPHY home work and he was supposed to research the Fertile Crescent.”
Fortunately, or unfortunately, for me the only book title incident I can personally remember is the kid who asked me for “Desperado” when he really meant The Tale of Despereaux. Well, a lot of teens do get the titles of Dave Pelzer’s books mixed up, but those incorrect titles aren’t exactly funny.