Top 10 Bathroom Books

If you’re reading this! You probably spend a fair amount of time staring at the walls in the smallest room in the house. The toilet, i.e. thinking room, is where more critical decisions are made. We all cherish our time in the john, loo, washroom, restroom, powder room, and whatever else you want to call it. Ultimately, it provides us with peace of mind and refuge from our everyday headaches. A lot of people  like to read something in the bathroom If you need something good to read and pass the time, the following are meant for you! By the way…… might want to pass on buying any of these books used. Have fun and buy them all to build your own bathroom library!



1. Poop Culture: How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product

It’s the one thing you have in common with me, with Einstein, with Ghandi, with Caeser, with Moses. Poop Culture explores why the most universal human experience is nevertheless the source of endless shame, embarrassment, and angst — and the serious issues that are ignored because we’re just too uncomfortable to discuss them.

Is their really that much too say about poop? Indeed there is. This book is the product of two years of research — and not just reading bathroom walls, either.

2. Ladies’ Room Reader: The Ultimate Women’s Trivia Book

The Ultimate Women’s Trivia Book. Loosely organized into broad chapters–“Women Get Mallet,” “Women in Bed”–and rife with facts, rumors, stories, quotations and advice, the book covers everything from where to get a casket for your deceased pet, to the average number of hours women spend having sex during their lifetime (620), to Marlene Dietrich’s most impressive sexual conquests. Alvarez treats her readers and her trivia with a companionable, practical levity as she makes dizzying leaps from topic to topic.

A great gift book for a heterosexual audience. Fifty-seven percent of women would rather shop than have sex. These nuggets, along with everything else you’ve ever wanted to know about women, are to be found within this easy-to-browse resource. Here are women’s views on shopping, clothing and cosmetics, marriage and children, food, sex, and pets, along with the lowdown on women celebrities and the feats of history’s heroines and female adventurers. This is a quick, cute read for a bunch of facts that pertain to women.

3. What’s My Pee Telling Me?

We couldn’t hold it in any longer.

What goes in must come out. It’s that simple. But what does it all mean? Therein lies the mystery and the key to your health and happiness. In this entertaining and fact-filled guide, the authors expand their probing inquiry into the workings of the human body to reveal the secrets and splendors of farts and pee, as well as more about their inevitable companion, poo. In the shocking and informative final section, the authors explode a variety of popular myths about the gastrointestinal tract. After reading this book, you’ll never think of your bodily functions in the same way again!

If you like this book it’s number two. In addition to What’s my poo telling me? and its closely related byproduct, flatulence, this double digest ventures into unchartered waters, plunging wholeheartedly into urine, the oft-forgotten member of the excreta empire.  What’s My Pee Telling Me? furthers the belief that each bodily emission, regardless of form solid, liquid, or gaseous can offer valuable information about our health.

4. Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader (Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader)

Flush with facts!

The book is divided into short, medium, and long sections, making it ideal for brief visits or extended stays. History junkies can get their fix with the stories of the world’s first detective (he was a criminal turned cop), the great social experiments of the 20th century—Prohibition and the New Deal—and the Lost Cloud People of Peru. And cooks can astound their friends and frighten their families with hillbilly recipes like Doctored Back-of-Pig, ’Nebriated Catfish, and Scorched Yellerbelly. Covering everything from super trains and water wars to 3-D television and the history of surfing, Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader is sure to make every visit to the throne room more memorable.

How these guys keep coming up with great material year after year is beyond me…but I’m just glad they did. If you have read UJ before, you won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t, and you love trivia and the stories behind the stories, you owe it to yourself to get this book!

5. The Great American Bathroom Book, Volume 1: Single-Sitting Summaries of All Time Great Books

Use your time wisely to decide which “classic” you should read next.

Seeing as how you already spend lots of time reading in the bathroom, you may want to be considered “well read.” This book is the way to get there fast by summarizing great books in just a few pages. Some of the books covered include “Lord of the Flies,” “Don Quixote,” and “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

The Great American Bathroom Book had its beginnings on a cross-country flight, as Lan England started wishing he had a short summary of every classic he’d heard about but didn’t have time to read.

Lan decided he wasn’t the only person who felt this way. He hired Stevens Anderson, an editor, who hired college professors and other bookworms who loved to read. The result was the The Great American Bathroom Book, Vol I, a collection of 130 2-page summaries from great books of all genres, from Don Quixote to The Road Less Traveled. Volume I also features 90 research overviews on subjects like “Putting Spark in Your Relationships”, “Managing Conflict”, “Time-saving Tips”, and more.

6. The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction

Being a savvy Internet user, you may have heard of the Darwin Awards, which are given to “individuals who ensure the long-term survival of our species by removing themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion.” In other words — people who accidentally kill, maim, or injure themselves in bizarre ways. Not for the fainthearted!

The human race’s most “devastatingly” popular humor series returns…

With five previous books and more than 1.5 million copies sold, The Darwin Awards is a pop culture phenomenon. Honoring those who improve the species by accidentally removing themselves from it, The Darwin Awards countdown (to human extinction) is well under way-and we won’t exit this mortal coil without one last laugh. In The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction, readers will find all-new stories chronicling humans who step onto the lowest rung on the evolutionary ladder, including:

• Nine no’s with power tools
• Eight ways to incinerate yourself
• Seven safety warnings you should not ignore
• Six romance tips for “safe” sex…

Featuring illustrations and brilliant science-of-evolution essays, this latest volume of The Darwin Awards enumerates just how uncommon common sense still is.

7. America’s Dumbest Criminals: Wild and Weird Stories of Fumbling Felons, Clumsy Crooks, and Ridiculous Robbers

Hysterical collection of stories of actual crimes committed by clumsy crooks and fumbling felons will have you laughing out loud at painfully dumb attempts at crime. Just a few to mention:

The accused vending machine thief who paid hos $400 bail in quarters.

The streaking robber who thought clothes would make him more identifiable
The convenience store thief who got away with just a hotdog, and then choked on it in the parking lot.

The accused thief who was taken back to the scene of the crime and was given instructions that when they got to the lady who had been robbed he was to get out of the car so that the identification could take place.They arrived at the lady who had reported the theft,the accused thief got out of the car as he was instructed,approached the lady and said”Yes Officers this is the lady I robbed.”

8. Toilet Paper Origami: Delight your Guests with Fancy Folds & Simple Surface Embellishments or Easy Origami for Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Cruise Ships & Creative Housekeepers (Crafts/Towel Folding)

Toilet Paper Origami book is exactly what you think it might be: folding toilet paper into origami-style creations. Commode connoisseur,Linda Wright, does an excellent job in bringing style and flare into a basic roll of toilet paper.

Some designs are elegant in their simplicity and they can be accomplished in minutes. However, some of the lavishly complex designs can take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Some designs are made while the toilet paper is still on the roll while other require that you tear the toilet paper off the roll, fold it, and then place it back onto the roll.

The Toilet Paper Origami book is somewhat quirky; however, if you look beyond that, you will find that the ideas in this book are elegant and tasteful. Folding your toilet paper will give your washroom a refined look second to none. Instructions in the Toilet Paper Origami book are easy to understand and includes over 300 photographs. The designs are easy to accomplish: all in all, a good buy.

9. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Collectors’ Edition)

This is not a book for adults – true, it’s not but that’s because children also go to the bathroom?!

Imagine you had to fight 3 talking toilets with sharp teeth.

Principal Krupp once again turns into the superhero Captain Underpants in order to save the world from the evil talking toilets and the Turbo Toilet 2000. The talking toilets eat up all the teachers and then Captain Underpants, the hero of the comic, saves the day feeding the talking toilets cafeteria food so the toilets would throw up all the teachers. Once again Captain Underpants saves the day.

10. What’s Your Poo Telling You?

The book defines many types of poo such as “Monster Poo” and “Performance-Enhancing Poo”. Definitions for phrases like “Poo-phoria” are provided as well.

There are facts of life which we don’t normally talk about publicly, and one of them has to do with something that we all do every day at least if you are healthy and regular.

Dr. Sheth defines “Poo-phoria” as the type of bowel movement which “is distinguished by the sense of euphoria and ecstasy that you feel throughout your body when this type of feces departs your system.”

Like a snowflake, each poo has a wondrous uniqueness. But what does it mean?

This witty, illustrated, tell-all tribute to poo demystifies the inner workings of the digestive tract and provides medical explanations for what one can learn about their health and well-being by studying what’s in the bowl.

Over two dozen different types of poo are featured, in addition to fascinating sidebars, trivia, and unusual case histories. This book is the ultimate bathroom reader. Who knew you could learn so much from your poo?

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Erik van Berkum

Erik is a Dutchman currently living in Osaka Japan.

One thought on “Top 10 Bathroom Books”

  1. The toilet roll origami book looks like fun! Maybe I’ll have to get the book and try this out on guests 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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