Bizarre Books

Bizarre Books

A Compendium of Classic Oddities

By Russell Ash; Brian Lake

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061346651, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2007


They say you can't judge a book by its cover but its title can tell you more than you ever needed to know

Amazing, illuminating, and gut-bustingly funny, Bizarre Books is the wonderfully twisted product of more than two decades of determined searching in forgotten corners of out-of-the-way libraries and through the literary detritus of eclectic private collections. It is certain to delight every true fan of trivia and the patently absurd.

About the Author
Russell Ash is best known for his annual "Top 10 of Everything" and other reference books. He is the author of numerous humor titles, and his extensive research work encompasses biographical studies and genealogy. His ancestors include Claudius Ash (the inventor of false teeth) and Serjeant (his name, not his rank) Ash, and he married into a family that celebrates its ancestors, the Cobbledicks.

Brian Lake is a golf professional who has given countless lessons to men, women, children, young pros, and celebrities since becoming a Class-A PGA member in 1995. He lives in Bradenton, Florida.