Comedian’s Tumblr gives book titles new names

Better Book Titles blog

Comedian, writer and blogger Dan Wilbur works at a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Fittingly, he created a Tumblr blog called Better Book Titles. The site describes itself as being “for people who have trouble slogging through the information on book jackets or feel intimidated by the title and cover itself.” Catering to those too lazy to read book summaries or reviews, the digitally altered book covers on this site serve to summarize an entire book in one hilarious catch phrase (examples: Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence becomes Emotions Are for Poor People; Earnest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea becomes The Ocean Is a Real Puta). Wilbur also recently wrote How Not to Read, which provides “helpful” tips on sounding well-read—without actually ever reading.