Here is our top ten list of weird book covers -- or at least the ones that are funny. In many cases, the blurbs match the covers in hilarity. Some are intentional, others are not, but all of these books do exist. Links aren't provided but feel free to search them up!
Who Knew Cats Have So Much Talent?
This has a tiny blurb. Right to the point: An unprecedented photographic record of cat creativity that will intrigue cat lovers and art lovers alike.
The preview looks pretty intense. It includes a historic look at... the artistic abilities of cats? I'm not a fan of cats, so I didn't actually read it. But hey, that cat on the cover is quite the Picasso.
Also by Burton Silver: Dancing with Cats and Why Paint Cats.
Ummm... I'm not so sure about that...
Blurb: So many people come from dysfunctional homes. Many homes lack a male role model all together. So, when males in such a family have his own family, he doesn't have a clue how to interact. To build a relationship with his own his children. How to LOVE them in a way THEY FEEL LOVED! MUCH more than SAYING "I love you." Children can hear that phrase till they are sick of it/ignore it!!! Some Amazon reviewers talked about reading this book to the CHILDREN!!! HUGE MISTAKE!!! ********This book is for DADS to read!!!
Words can't express how creeped out this makes me...
Everything I know about women is from this book.
Clearly meant for humor, Roger Welsch has created something... unique.
Blurb: Best-selling author and humorist Roger Welsch comes through again as he delivers his outrageous anecdotes from the farm fields of Nebraska. Jam-packed with Rog's creative techniques for picking up babes, buying suitable gifts for anniversaries, first dates and more! Roger digs deep into his own down-home experiences to deliver his comic and witty take on love, sex, romance, and marriage as he guides more innocent generations down the same road to success that he enjoys in his own relationships. This humorous guide examines everything from evading capture and the old catch-and-release tactic, to the dreaded blind date. This "ultimate contribution to mankind" reveals the coveted trade secrets Roger Welsch holds dear and deserves prominent placement on the bookshelf of every self-respecting male.
Well, of course he does!
Blurb: How does God speak to you and me? "Does GOD Ever Speak through CATS?" is a book that has some surprising answers to this question. It tells the story of the author's spiritual journey in the context of three different relationships: One with God, another with a scruffy stray cat, and the third with his wife Sally. God speaks to us in a multitude of strange, surprising and sometimes funny ways!
I'm sorry cat lovers. I just don't get the appeal of cat books.
Possibly the Best Premise Ever
Blurb: Jonathan Vandervoo lives a carefree life in a house made of legos, spending his days building lego sculptures and his nights getting drunk with his only friend--an alcoholic sumo wrestler named Shoji. It's a pleasant life with no responsibility, until the day he meets Lici. She's a soul-sucking demon from hell with red skin, glowing eyes, a forked tongue, and pointy red devil horns... and she claims to be nine months pregnant with Jonathan's baby.
There's more to the blurb but I think you get the idea. Jonathan sounds like a real bad-ass living in a Lego house...
It is very accurate.
Blurb: 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.
The preview images include a cucumber and rubber gloves. So far, so good.
Ohhhh... Stripping, Not 'Stripping'
Blurb: Eleanor Burns and Quilt in a Day invite you to celebrate our Silver Anniversary with Still Stripping - After 25 Years! Eleanor reminisces as she journeys from 1978, with the publication of her first book, through her 25 years of strip quilting. Stroll down memory lane with photos and stories of good times, good friends, and beautiful quilts. Still Stripping is a collection of 12 quilt patterns, some traditional, some contemporary. The patterns are based on 2.5 fabric strips, which have become Eleanor's trademark. As an added feature, most patterns have complete yardage and cutting charts for all five quilt sizes. The book, with over 200 pages in full color, has fully illustrated, step-by-step directions for the patterns and features Eleanor's latest fabric line, Yours Truly from Benartex, Inc. Each quilt includes a convenient chart with each fabric color name and number for easy identification.Still Stripping - After 25 Years is sure to become a collectors item, for the fun, easy quilt patterns, photographs, and stories of Eleanor's first 25 years!
I've seen this cover a bunch of time (don't ask why!) but only recently have I seen the blurb. I didn't realize that stripping was a quilting thing at all.
The Rifleman #10
There is no blurb for this one, but that is quite the magnificent piece of wood.
Blurb: With universal appeal (everyone poops, after all), this witty, illustrated description of over two dozen dookies (each with a medical explanation written by a doctor) details what one can learn about health and well-being by studying what's in the bowl. A floater? It's probably due to a buildup of gas. Now think back on last night's dinner, a burrito perhaps? . . .All the greatest hits are here: The Log Jam, The Glass Shard, The Deja Poo, The Hanging Chad . . . the list goes on. Sidebars, trivia, over 60 euphemisms for number 2, and unusual case histories all make this the ultimate bathroom reader. Who knew you could learn so much from your poo?
The Perfect Halloween Read?
Blurb: From a farmer at war with Nature?s creatures, to dangerous doings when the henhouse goes on-line, to the hazards of keeping company with a book wyrm, here are ingenious tales that will make readers laugh or cry?or double-check to make sure that their windows and doors are firmly locked against the things that prowl the night.
Count me in!