I've always enjoyed a good title. The perfect, succinct blending of words, sending an invitation, a hope, and a prayer.
My favorites titles include: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and The Confederacy of Dunces.
Not surprisingly, these are all amazing books.
I just spent the last week with my extended family. Lovely people. I adore them. Many of them hold strong political views. Scattered around the house are books with incendiary titles, such as The Obama-Nation (groan), and Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.
This is not a political blog. I will simply say that I do not own my own copies.
Yet, I find the titles, with their overwrought descriptors and colons...amusing. And in interest of mocking all walks of life, my boyfriend, Malcolm Gladwell, also loves the ridiculous title. Have you seen his book generator yet?
This led me to wonder about my own life. In title form.
Waiting for Waxing: A Hirsute Horror Story.
I Left them in Greensboro: A Subaru, A Storm, and Six Hours
Stop Doing That to Your Penis!: Life Lessons for My Sons
I Lost my Husband to Angry Birds: Mobile Devices and the Spouses Left Behind
On this fine Monday morning, I invite some discussion. What are the titles of your life? What book titles linger for you?