The Catalog of Lost Books
by Tad Tuleja
Fawcett Columbine, 1989. Trade sized paperback, 200 pages. Humor. The author of this book got fed up at a party when everybody was discussing books that he had not read. He got the impression that some of those participating in the discussions hadn't actually read the books, either. To test his theory, he made up a book and started talking about it. Sudden acceptance! All the book lovers loved him. Ever since, he's been making up books that SHOULD have been written, but never actually were. For example, read all about Joel Furlow's 1879 classic, The Lost Art of Cow-Tipping.