Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I Recommend This Book to No One


Remember those book reports from grade school, which inevitably concluded with your recommendation for a target audience ("I'd recommend this book to other boys and girls my age. . . .")?

Well, I found a book that I would like to recommend to no one.

I was browsing in my local novelty shop and came across this title:




Never have I been so disappointed by a subtitle. And to think, the title had such promise!

So, I found myself mentally rewriting the subtitle (and, of course, by extension, the book).   Six Weeks to OMG:  Never Pick Up a Diet Book Again. . .  Six Weeks to OMG:  Learn How to Challenge Current Media Representations of Women. . .  Six Weeks to OMG:  Finally Organize Your Sock Drawer. . .  really anything than the one they chose.

How would you rename this book?  What can you accomplish in six weeks that is healthier and more productive than the promise laid out here?

7 comments:

ania said...

Uhhhh....and Venice A. Fulton is a man.

I Hate to Weight said...

"My First 6 Weeks as a Hospice Volunteer".

Robin Murray said...

Six Weeks to OMG: Get as far away from Venice A. Fulton as humanly possible and keep your dignity intact! ;)

ania said...

Six Weeks to OMG: Be on Your Way to Spiritual Discovery

drstaceyny said...

These are great!

RecoveringClaire said...

Six Weeks to OMG: Fad diets hinder, not help.

Books like this drive me CRAZY!

Have you heard about the one aimed at children? It's called 'Maggie goes on a diet'...grrr, don't even get me started!!

drstaceyny said...

RC--yes. . . : (