Rejected Titles

In honor of the literary game the late Christopher Hitchens used to play with his friend Salman Rushdie, “Titles That Didn’t Quite Make It,” here are some well-known book names that seem, um, less compelling with just one synonym swapped out.


Moby-Richard

The Grapes of Ire

The Old Curiosity Bodega

Portnoy’s Gripe

Talk, Memory

Let Us Now Praise Famous Guys

Have your own title that doesn’t quite do it? Share it in the comments section below, tweet it to @WIRoBooks, or post it on our Facebook page. It may appear in the next installment of “Rejected Titles” (be sure to tell us if we can use it)!

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