March 2009 | Ian J. Kahn

The Votes are in - Judging a book by its title...

NYTimes has an article on the winner of this year's Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year (sponsored by The Bookseller magazine). The winner for 2009 is "The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais". A special collections librarian summed the win up aptly, stating, "As a collector of books on fromage frais, I'm elated that this award will help jack up prices for cheese container books!"

On the other hand, Dr. Brooks D. Cash, who was a runner-up with his "Curbside Consultation of the Colon," said that while he was "honored to be in such august company," also added, "I think being beaten by someone with that title is really cheesy."

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