The World's Thinnest Books

Years ago there were lists circulated of titles that should be in the World's Thinnest Book series. After being recommended a DVD of an alleged Swedish comedy, I remembered the Swedish Joke Book, and of course, there's The Presbyterian Dance Manual. Can anyone remember (or make up) some others? Many, I recall, would now be considered politically incorrect, but they were funny.
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  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
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  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Upon my nuptials with @josephine I received, from my best man, a slim volume entitled "Everything Men Know About Women." It was of course blank.
  • snowflakesnowflake Shipmate
    edited April 30
    mousethief wrote: »
    Upon my nuptials with @josephine I received, from my best man, a slim volume entitled "Everything Men Know About Women." It was of course blank.

    I've heard similar things regarding pamphlets entitled "What Jesus Said About Homosexuality/Abortion/any one of the American Christian Right's hot-button issues".
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    snowflake wrote: »
    mousethief wrote: »
    Upon my nuptials with @josephine I received, from my best man, a slim volume entitled "Everything Men Know About Women." It was of course blank.

    I've heard similar things regarding pamphlets entitled "What Jesus Said About Homosexuality/Abortion/any one of the American Christian Right's hot-button issues".

    Such books are a standing-joke in Canadian political humour: I've seen "What Pierre Trudeau has done for Canada", "What Brian Mulroney Has Done For Canada", and I'm guessing there have been others.
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    "Low budget home transformations - a practical guide" by Boris Johnson.
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  • There is always this of course.

    Maybe "Christianity in action" by Jacob Rees-Mogg?
    Society of Friends Sermon Notes

    In line with this : The Quaker Songbook.

    The Evangelicals Guide to Tact?
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  • There's the old classic:

    French military victories.

    I think there has to be

    The book of Republican morality and ethics

    This side of the pond the most recent Conservative Party manifesto was literally a very thin volume with no content... self parody indeed.

    How about Boris's Johnson's Guide to A Successful Relationship?

    Or

    Boris's Johnson's Guide to Managing A Pandemic?

    Or

    Boris's Johnson's Guide to Leadership?

    Ok, I'll stop now...

    AFZ

    I'll be back...
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    "A Few Good Men" by Jeffrey Epstein
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    Fundamentals of Opthalmology by Dominic Cummings
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Didn't we have this thread earlier?
    Writing Slim Books. Leo Tolstoy.
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  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Dafyd wrote: »
    Didn't we have this thread earlier?
    Writing Slim Books. Leo Tolstoy.

    I think the most recent one along these lines was "Inappropriate Authors", in which the humourous contradiction is between the purpose of the book, and the known characteristics of the writer(eg. Great Filmmaking by Ed Wood).

    Whereas in this one, the joke is that the book is short because the entity or quality discussed is close to being non-existant(eg. English Gourmet Cooking).
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    How to lead a successful life without puns, by Yours Truly
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    You said it, Wes! :mrgreen:
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    In Praise of Older Women by Prince Andrew
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    In Praise of Older Women by Prince Andrew

    He did marry one (albeit not for long).

    Pope John Paul II: My Hero by The Rev'd Ian Paisley
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    A Course in Safe Driving the Mercedes-Benz W140, by M Henri Paul, (late) chauffeur to the (late) Princess Diana
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    WMD For Dummies by GW Bush.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Quick 'N Easy Cook Book, by Julia Child
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    edited May 2
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  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Great English Rugby Victories by A Welshman
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    @Dafyd Ha Ha Ha 🤣
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    "My Life at the Reader's Digest" by Charles Dickens
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    "Arthur Scargill, My Hero" by Margaret Thatcher
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    Our Selfless Motivations by The Trump Clan
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    Sportsmanship The Philadelphia Way
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    "Flying the Friendly Skies" by Kim Jong Un
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    "Hong Kong: A Case Study in Democracy" by Carrie Lam
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    edited May 4
    stetson wrote: »
    Sportsmanship The Philadelphia Way
    Hey!!!!!!

  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Hedgehog wrote: »
    stetson wrote: »
    Sportsmanship The Philadelphia Way
    Hey!!!!!!

    Sorry. It's not something I really hold against the city(at all, actually). But, growing up among hockey fans, you do get wind of various places' reputations.

    (And in fairness, a good part of Philly's notoriety springs from the behaviour of Canadian players.)
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    The Importance of Pristine Wheat Fields , also by Theresa May :)

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    "Break Dancing for Dummies" by Arthur Murray
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    edited May 7
    Wesley J wrote: »
    The Importance of Pristine Wheat Fields , also by Theresa May :)

    I enjoyed her Managing Public Relations After A Fire Disaster. Includes photographs.
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    "Toward Fair and Open Elections" by You-Know-Who
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    Treatise in support of environmental activism, by Donald J Trump
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