Books With Cringeworthy Titles – Never judge a book by its cover. That is a saying that many of us have heard since we were young.
But, sometimes the publishing world throws us a curveball while we are searching for the next great book to read.
Book titles are supposed to be eye-catching so they can stand out from the crowd of other books on the shelve.
But sometimes there are book titles that the publishing world throws at us that can catch us off guard.
Cringeworthy Book Titles like Does God Ever Speak Through Cats, Eating People Is Wrong, and Everything I Know About Women I Learned From My Tractor can throw us for a loop when looking for the next Stephen King novel at the local bookstore.
These might be great books, but they may not be the type of books you would want to read in a crowd Starbucks while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.
Here are 15 Books With Cringeworthy Titles that many of us should never be seen in public with.
Warning: Some titles and covers may offend, so proceed with caution.
15 Books With Cringeworthy Titles You Should Never Read In Public
Everything I know about Women I learned from my Tractor
I don’t know about you, but everything I know about life was from Youtube and Dr. Phill.
But, best-selling author and humorist Roger Welsch, delivers hilarious anecdotes from the farm fields of Nebraska on how he learned everything about women from his tractor.
Jam-packed with Roger’s creative techniques for picking up babes, buying suitable gifts for anniversaries, first dates, and more!
It’s a cringeworthy title that I am not sure if I would bring with me to a Starbucks, but it’s a Funny Book that’s worth reading!
Games You Can Play with Your Pussy: And Lots of Other Stuff Cat Owners Should Know
Add this to your list of the worst book titles you have to read if you are a cat-lover.
This hilarious book will leave every cat-lover rolling with laughter.
Includes Naming Your Pussy, How to Feed Your Pussy, Sleeping with Your Pussy, Disciplining Your Pussy, How to Handle A Hot Pussy, and lots more.
Very entertaining but it helps to have a somewhat perverted sense of humor.
Still Stripping After 25 Years
One of the Funniest Book Titles And Covers about concise step-by-step directions and the possibilities for anyone to be successful at making a quilt.
But, don’t let this hilarious book title stop you from learning very detailed instructions that are easy enough for beginners, but great for experienced quilters too. Plus, the book includes lovely quilt patterns too.
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Eating People is Wrong
“Eating People Is Wrong” is a social satire set in academe among the faculty and students of a provincial university in 1950s England.
The best thing going for this book is its title–which, in many ways, is also the funniest thing about the book.
It’s a great book to read at your local coffee shop or even at a family BBQ, where people can ask “what are you reading?” and you can reply, “Eating People is Wrong.” They probably will say “That’s true.”
Let’s hope they say that.
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
This book with a cringeworthy title is for those who are fans of Christopher Hitchens.
The Missionary Position can cause some anger with information that is not well known and elementary in the circles of the intelligentsia.
Reviewers have praised the book for learning about something that is a bit off the beaten path of the mainstream and learning about the elevation of this Catholic nun and her actual deeds.
The Pocket Book of Boners
This may be a cringeworthy title, but if you can get a hold of this book for your bookshelf, you will be envied by many.
Why? Because this is a very early Dr. Seuss book of a classic type, a collection of ridiculous things students wrote in exam papers.
The statements are funny and Dr. Seuss’s illustrations make them even better. “Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.”
His art style wasn’t fully developed yet, but it would be interesting to compare it to his later work if you love Dr. Seuss.
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Images You Should Not Masturbate To
This funny book title and cover has the best description on Amazon.
“Choking the chicken, spanking the monkey, airing the orchid-whatever you call it, none of the images in this book will encourage the gentle art of self-pleasure.
This deceptively simple and strangely addictive book presents a laugh-out-loud collection of random pictures virtually guaranteed to dampen the urge of even the strongest libido.”
Perfect coffee table conversation starter for those that want everyone to know they are macabre and strange.
Especially strange if you find some of these images in anyway arousing.
Arborists might be extra offended by this book, or extra intrigued, I suppose it depends on the arborist.
How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children
This is another of those cringeworthy titles for those who want to empty seats around them at a coffee shop.
Lewis Burke Frumkes, one of America’s very best satirists, sharpens his pen on the fads, fears, and fashions of the urban landscape.
Here are 49 hilarious ways to cope with them. Explore the benefits of aerobic typing.
Wile a friend with “Exotic Gifts from Harry and Larry” including “Road Imperial ValiumAmerica’s Favorite TranquilizerOnly Better.” Take charge of your next meeting with Frumkes’s “New Rules of Order,” which include Blurting, Interrupting, and Bullwhipping.
Jump in the saddle and rope a roachapartment style. And, of course, raise your I.Q. with a delicious “Gifted Child Fricassee.“
50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls!
Reviews like “Wow. Just wow. Being the simple man I am, I was always sufficient with just taking the cock out, heating it up, then gobbling it down. Little did I know the multitude of ways to prep your cock and make it a savory pleasurable experience for everyone. Now everyone wants to taste my cock and life couldn’t be better.“
“Bought this for a friend for Christmas. He had no idea there were so many different ways to eat cock. He tells me he is eating cock in ways he never thought possible and loves it. Says he is going to introduce his girlfriend to new ways to eat cock as well.“
Book of the Bitch: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches
Not a cringeworty title, is a fantastic book for anyone who owns or is contemplating owning a female dog.
It’s packed with information covering every aspect of the female dog including purchasing, prenatal care, whelping, care for the pups until they are eight weeks old, female dog anatomy, etc. in simple, easy-to-understand language.
This is one of the best books out there on female dogs.
Pooh Gets Stuck
Ha Ha, Love the name of this book. I had to get a book to take to a baby shower as they were requesting everyone bring a book instead of a card. I saw the name of this book and couldn’t pass it up.
Sometimes as a parent we need a little laugh in the middle of reading endless children books. Plus it’s a classic Pooh book, so what’s not to love.
Brenda's Beaver Needs a Barber
This cringeworthy title is a great conversation starter for adults.
“Through the timeless power of double entendre, Reach Around Books will have the reader in tears of laughter while to any juvenile listener they are completely innocent. If you are offended by humor, don’t buy our books.” – Publisher
Amazon review: “The first and second graders loved this story when I read this in class. So much so that I handed out a few prizes for good behavior.
Unfortunately, shortly afterward I was suspended from work pending investigation so I’m not sure if all the students enjoyed reading it to their parents.
Word must have got around how good it was though as my union rep said I’ll be reading it at my hearing.”
The Loneliest HO in the World
Santa is feeling very pleased with himself. The Christmas sleigh-ride has been a great success and every gift has been delivered safely.
Suddenly, as he settles happily by the fire, he hears a sound. “HO!” it says, “What about me?” And so begins Santa’s strangest and funniest adventure.
A self-published phenomenon, The Loneliest HO in the World has entertained many thousands of children. Kids would get the joke, but your guest will.
Amazon review: “This made me so happy I knew I couldn’t have Christmas without MY hos.”
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Scouts in Bondage: And Other Violations of Literary Propriety
An illustrated collection of whimsical book covers from the pre-World War II period features artwork and titles fraught with wry humor and double entendres, in a full-color volume that offers insight into the role of comic art in publishing throughout the first decades of the twentieth century.
A book about hilariously inappropriate book titles? This cringeworthy title might be the one.
How Green Were the Nazis?: Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich (Ecology & History)
This cringeworthy title is the first book to examine the Third Reich’s environmental policies and to offer an in-depth exploration of the intersections between brown ideologies and green practices.
This book can cause anger to many because of history, and reading this in public might not help you gain friends.
But for the environmental history, it’s interesting to learn how the Nazis created nature preserves, championed sustainable forestry, curbed air pollution, and designed the autobahn highway network as a way of bringing Germans closer to nature.
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