Rejected Books: The Most Unpublishable Books of All Time (Hardcover)
A big laugh is a bit like Gandalf's description of Barliman Butterbur's memory, "like a lumber room: thing wanted always buried." One way to get your hands on a big laugh when you need one is to have a copy of Rejected Books: The Most Unpublishable Books of All Time on hand. From Extreme Lawn Mowing to Flower Arranging for the Impatient, this collection of ill-advised book pitch covers is the perfect gift for anyone to whom you'd like to bestow some laughs.— From The Holiday Twenty
Have you ever had a great idea for a book but then thought, “Nobody would ever read that”? Well . . . you’re probably right. But you’re not alone! Enter Rejected Books, a rollicking collection of the best book covers for books that were never meant to be. These awful pitches were turned down for any number of reasons: they’re either too long, too sad, too raunchy, or just plain bad.
The compilation of imagined book covers in Rejected Books will have you scratching your head and guffawing with every page turn. Though Pranks with Sausages and Holy Bible II don’t actually exist, Rejected Books offers up a professionally produced series of photos imagining just what these wacky ideas (and plenty more) could look like.
Rejected Books includes delightfully weird covers of imagined books like:
• The Sculptors Who Couldn’t Do Hands
• Cooking with Breast Milk
• Possessed Toys: A Buying Guide
• Unfortunate Gluing Accidents
• Camel Toes Through History
Enjoy the worst book pitches of all time and rest assured that anyone can have a future in publishing . . . even if your ideas are totally horrible.
Rob Hibbert is a successful copywriter by day. By night, he’s a failed comedy writer. Some of his fails include: badly writing a book (Images You Should Not Masturbate To), poorly writing a web series (“How to Talk Australians”) and inadequately writing a TV pilot (“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better”). He’s also failed at stand-up comedy.