My favourite book award of the year! The Diagram Prize is awarded to the book with the most peculiar title by The Bookseller, a British trade publication. Normally the books are so obscure and esoteric that I just read about them and chuckle to myself. This year, however, is different. This year we have two out of the six books nominated!
Pie-Ography: if my life were a pie (M)
by Jo Packham
"What kind of pie conveys the experience of starting a new job, getting married, becoming a mom? Over 30 of the country's top foodies are here to tell you. Each one has devised a pie recipe that captures the essence of her life. Stir in beautiful photography, short essays, and brief bios, and voilá, you've got more than a cookbook: you've got Pieography. From Espresso Dream Pie to Salmon and Spinach Pie, this collection nourishes body and soul." publisher
The Origin of Feces: what excrement tells us about evolution, ecology, and a sustainable society (M) by David Waltner-Toews
And the others? Well, the provactively titled:
How to Poo on a Date by Mats and Enzo;
Working Class Cats: the Bodega Cats of New York City by Chris Balsiger (rumoured to be this year's favourite);
Are Trout South African (Stories of Fish People and Places) by Duncan Brown; and
How to Pray When You're Pissed at God: or anyone else for that matter by Ian Punnett.