What makes a good book?
The usual answer is a compelling story line and interesting characters.
But sometimes a book comes along that offers practical advice on a sensitive issue.
“How to Poo on a Date,” won the Oddest Book Title this past weekend.
The Diagram Prize is an award that is voted on by the reading public.
The award carries no cash prize and has been open to public vote since 2000.
“How to Poo on a Date” scooped up the prize (yes, pun intended), and Horace Bent, prize custodian, seemed unfazed by the choice.
“The public has chosen wisely. Not only have they picked a title that truly captures the spirit of the prize, they have selected a manual that can help one through life's more challenging and delicate moments."
Previous winners include "Cooking with Poo," a Thai cookbook by Bangkok resident Saiyuud Diwong, nicknamed Poo, (there could be a trend here).
Last year's winner was "Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop."