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Better Book Titles

Titles are many a writer’s Achilles heel. Even the greats had trouble—F. Scott Fitzgerald, for one, originally considered several alternative titles for The Great Gatsby, including Trimalchio in West Egg and The High-Bouncing Lover. (Yikes.)

Each weekday, Dan Wilbur’s blog Better Book Titles features one book, retitled more honestly—and hilariously. Some of my favorites:

Cynical? A little, but many of the Better Book Titles strike right to the heart of a book’s theme. Like this one:

Visit the blog here, and don’t miss the archive.

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