Whenever I glance at the 50 cent/$1 bin outside of any used book store, there are always one or two titles good for a laugh. In Ann Arbor, this dose of comedy relief is provided by the rolling cases outside Dawn Treader Book Store on Liberty St.
Love that title. Alas, a late 80s teen novel about a bunch of misfits calling themselves "obnoxious jerks" was not enough to make Amy or I part with 50 cents US, despite the teasers on the back. Further research reveals that the writer is currently a columnist for Forbes and PC World magazines.
Reviews from Amazon.
But wait, what is that book The Obnoxious Jerks proudly stands on top of?
Since neither of us wants to know about fish tanks exploding or marine lust, we passed on this one.
Turns out this was a Canadian book! Another case that proves my theory that Ann Arbor is the graveyard for Canadian publishers (I've lost count of how many Canadian remainders I've seen over the years - Dad used to buy monster U of T-published reference books).
For those of you with dirty minds, a BBC report on guppies in love. - JB, books modelled by AT