57 Times Writers Took Book Dedications To Another Level
Before a writer finishes a book, there's only last thing to consider ahead of publishing it, and that's a book dedication. After all, masterpiece or not, the finished copy is there for hundreds of people to see, and it's the last chance for the (in)famous writer to attract the possible reader.
How many book dedications do you remember? My point exactly. Most of them are generic and unimaginative. But not these. Bored Panda has collected some of the greatest book dedications ever written to prove that writers do have the most excellent sense of humor and can tell a story even in a sentence or two.
From hilariously funny jokes about family life to warning mom about the sex scenes in the book, these dedications, without a doubt, get the audience interested in the title even before the entertaining book begins. So scroll down to read our selection of the best jokes from the first pages of publications, and don't forget to vote for your favorite funny books.
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Graduate Texts In Mathematics - An Introduction To Algebraic Topology By Joseph J. Rotman
Skulduggery Pleasant - Mortal Coil By Derek Landy
Top-Tier Book Dedication
Joan Rivers' Dedication Page Of Her Last Book, Diary Of A Mad Diva
Skulduggery Pleasant - Death Bringer By Derek Landy
I've Never Before Chosen A Book Based Simply On The Dedication
Is this a book that inspired or was inspired "How I met your mother" or more accurately "All the women I had before your mother"?
E.E. Cummings Self-Published his book With The Help Of His Mother And Dedicated It To The Fourteen Publishing Houses Who Turned The Collection Down
No Way Back By Matthew Klein
The Selection By Kiera Cass
The End Games By T. Michael Martin
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir By Jenny Lawson
One Of The Most Important Parts Of Connor Franta's New Book Is The Dedication
I Love This Book Dedication
Finally Sitting Down To Enjoy The Utterly Beautiful, Funny, Captivating New Book From Moose Allain, Which Has The Most Wonderful Dedication
When You're So Far In The Friendzone You Get A Book Dedication. Austenland By Shannon Hale
Mortal Gods (The Goddess War) By Kendare Blake
City Of Golden Shadow (Otherland, Volume 1) By Tad William
Dedication in book 4: "My father still hasn’t actually cracked any of the books – so, no, he still hasn’t noticed. I think I’m just going to have to tell him. Maybe I should break it to him gently. 'Everyone here who hasn’t had a book dedicated to them, take three steps forward. Whoops, Dad, hang on there for a second...' "
Hooked On Judd Apatow's Book Since The Dedication Page
Opened Up My Finance Textbook And Found This Dedication
That Moment When You're Already Amused And It's Only The Dedication Page
It's the middle child who gets missed-next time dedicate it to Jake!
Best Book Dedication
Product Details The Land Of Stories: Beyond The Kingdoms By Chris Colfer
It was you?! Oh no... just try not to think about the next time you meet them
Picked Up A Book By My Lecturer And I'm Pretty Sure The Dedication Is To His Dog
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics Of Pirates By Peter Leeson
I looked it up, on wikipedia all it said in the personal life section was: He has a tattoo of a supply and demand curve on his right biceps.
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang By Chelsea Handler
A Well Written Dedication Can Tell You More About The Author Than Their Bio At The End
The House Of Hades By Rick Riordan
Cheeky bugger literally left his characters on a cliff hanging.... and then ended the book.
To Everyone Who Wonders If I'm Writing About Them
Are you sure you're writing about me? About a cat that sneaks onto his Hooman's tablet at night to read BoredPanda?
My Next Bedtime Reading. The Dedication Makes Me Chuckle
I KNOW! Teaching is mostly fun, and then there's papers, emails, bitchy colleagues, d!ckish *ahem* challenging students, et cetera et cetera et cetera
This Is A Book Dedication
Skulduggery Pleasant: The End Of The World By Derek Landy
I looked up what the covers look like and they are pretty awesome!
Omg The Dedication In My Lady Jane
Skulduggery Pleasant - Dark Days By Darek Landy
The Dedication Page In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
More New Life Goal: Someday Writing A Book Dedication Half As Good As This One
Certain poems have beginning of each line capitalized.
Yes. I Bought This Book Based On The Dedication Page
Enjoying Admiral By Sean Danker. Great Book, Great Dedication. Lookin Fwd To Reading More Mr D
They Deserved It!
Sometimes I Try To Gauge How Much I'll Like A Book By Reading The Dedication. This One's Definitely A Winner
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong By Prudence Shen And Faith Erin Hicks
The Dedication Page To This Book Is Great
Found A Great Dedication In A Book I Got For Christmas
Allie Brosh, her blog and book entitled Hyperbole and a Half. Scott was a troll.
Reading Bryn Greenwood's 'All The Ugly And Wonderful Things' And This Is My Favourite Book Dedication Ever
Dedication Page Of A Book I Just Borrowed
and oh my god do they tried! they tried all the tiime!
Thicker Than Water, Melissa L Meyer
The Best Dedication Page Ever. Go Andy Weir
Reading One Of The Frances Book To My Son And Found This Dedication So Charming I Laughed Out Loud
Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us By Jesse Bering
"Spindle" By E.K. Johnston
The Dedication In This Book
Makbara By Juan Goytisolo
I really wish all these had the title of the books, I haven't ever bought a book by the dedication, but I may start trying it.