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Better Book Titles

I’m so late to the party on this that all of the partiers are passed out and on the couch. But, nonetheless, I feel obligated to tell you about this super awesome website I recently discovered.

It’s called Better Book Titles, created by a comedian named Dan Wilbur. Basically, Dan just takes a famous book and gives it a slightly more honest and accurate title. He then throws the new title on the old cover to finish the joke. It’s well done.

And Better Book Titles is actually a great site for people who don’t have time to read a long review and would like a 5-word synopsis of what the book is about. It’s pretty amazing how accurate, and funny, his recreated titles are.

Some examples:

Lolita

The Great Gatsby

The People’s History of the United States

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

As You Like It

My personal favorite of the above–“Likeable Rapists” and “White People Ruin Everything.” Too funny.

There’s so many more examples over at Better Book Titles. The site layout is a little awkward but the content is outstanding when you look through it. Check it out! And I DID NOT get paid for this review…it’s just a great site.

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. this is genius!

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    September 12, 2012
  2. Haha, hilarious!

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    September 12, 2012
  3. Zainab Khawaja #

    Wow, what an innovative and interesting idea! Haha I love how apt some of the titles are.

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    September 12, 2012
  4. OMG Eat Until You Feel Pretty!?!?!?! LMFAO

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    September 12, 2012
    • I know. We were just reading that too my son the other day. Too funny.

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      September 12, 2012
  5. Reblogged this on On My Stereo and commented:
    Will have to check this out in more depth.

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    September 12, 2012
  6. spanjulika #

    Very good find

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    September 12, 2012
  7. Oh that’s hilarious. I checked out the site and oh my god, there’s some good ones. I love how George Bush’s Decision Points became My Bad – or how Plato’s book about The Life and Trial of Socrates became Athens Kills Its Best Unemployed Wise Ass. Too Funny!

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    September 12, 2012
    • I know…the Bush one, “My Bad,” was one of my faves. Great stuff.

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      September 12, 2012
  8. Likeable Rapists’ title scared me a bit.

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    September 12, 2012
  9. Amazing! Not sure I would call Humbert Humbert likeable, though… insanely creepy, maybe…

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    September 12, 2012
  10. Hello, I just thought I’d let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger award. Check it out at:

    girlslovebooks.wordpress.com

    best of luck!

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    September 16, 2012
  11. Reblogged this on onmywords.

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    September 18, 2012

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