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Monday, February 18, 2008

The title Hooking Up needs to be retired

I think books with the title Hooking Up need to be retired, especially when two of them are about college students. Here's a few, inspired by this Newsweek article on Ivy League students and sex, "Campus Sexperts." And yes, I know titles can't be copyrighted, and I even have the classic and highly-recommended feminist pro-porn book Caught Looking: Feminism, Pornography & Censorship, but that was out of print by the time my Caught Looking came along.



At February 19, 2008, Blogger Jeremy Edwards said...

When I was in the retail book biz, our store ordered a book called Globalization and Its Discontents—a pretty specialized book title, I thought, insofar it was a reference to a specific issue with a wink to a specific Freud book (Civilization and Its Discontents). And yet, I was surprised to learn that there were two scholarly books by that title in print—both marketed by W. W. Norton, in fact (one being a Norton book per se and the other published by one of their distributed lines). Little did I know, till I checked at Amazon today, that there were actually (at least) three out there. Hmm ... maybe they should have called one of them Hooking Up and Its Discontents instead.


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