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    16 Hilariously Honest Titles For Classic Books

    The Great Gatsby should really be retitled Drink Responsibly. From comedian Dan Wilbur's Better Book Titles.

    1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    2. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    4. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

    5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    7. The Odyssey by Homer

    8. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

    9. The Bible

    10. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    11. Ulysses by James Joyce

    12. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

    13. As You Like It by William Shakespeare

    14. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

    15. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

    16. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth


    Dan Wilbur is a comedian, author, and the creator of Better Book Titles. His writing has been featured on McSweeney's, College Humor, Someecards, and The Onion News Network

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