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 can tell a story even in a sentence or two.

From hilarious 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 actual story begins. Scroll down to read our selection of first-page brilliance and don't forget to vote for your favorite entries.

#1 Graduate Texts In Mathematics - An Introduction To Algebraic Topology By Joseph J. Rotman

Graduate Texts In Mathematics - An Introduction To Algebraic Topology By Joseph J. Rotman

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

truth hurts sometimes...

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#2 Relatable

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

I am one of these :-)

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#3 Skulduggery Pleasant - Mortal Coil By Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant - Mortal Coil By Derek Landy

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Editor's note though 🤣🤣🤣

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#4 Top-Tier Book Dedication

Top-Tier Book Dedication

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

This could've been a good roast.

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#5 Joan Rivers' Dedication Page Of Her Last Book, Diary Of A Mad Diva

Joan Rivers' Dedication Page Of Her Last Book, Diary Of A Mad Diva

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Loved Joan River''s sense of humour... Outrageous to the end...

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#6 Skulduggery Pleasant - Death Bringer By Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant - Death Bringer By Derek Landy

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J Perry 1 year ago

Probably me if I ever manage to write a book. By then probably to my nieces' and nephews' babies... 😜

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#7 I've Never Before Chosen A Book Based Simply On The Dedication

I've Never Before Chosen A Book Based Simply On The Dedication

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SykesDaMan 1 year ago

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"?

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#8 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

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

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Laetitia 1 year ago

*Upvotes a million times for the pettiness of it!*

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#9 No Way Back By Matthew Klein

No Way Back By Matthew Klein

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Lol that won't end well

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#10 The Selection By Kiera Cass

The Selection By Kiera Cass

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Brandon Paltoo 1 year ago

My favorite we are always kids to our parents lol

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#11 The End Games By T. Michael Martin

The End Games By T. Michael Martin

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

That genuinely made me LOL

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#12 Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir By Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir By Jenny Lawson

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Agreed! You don't just yell at 8YO's!

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#13 One Of The Most Important Parts Of Connor Franta's New Book Is The Dedication

One Of The Most Important Parts Of Connor Franta's New Book Is The Dedication

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

The best reason to write a book...

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#14 I Love This Book Dedication

I Love This Book Dedication

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Lol I can see why

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#15 Finally Sitting Down To Enjoy The Utterly Beautiful, Funny, Captivating New Book From Moose Allain, Which Has The Most Wonderful Dedication

Finally Sitting Down To Enjoy The Utterly Beautiful, Funny, Captivating New Book From Moose Allain, Which Has The Most Wonderful Dedication

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Can I see the Venn diagram here?

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#16 When You're So Far In The Friendzone You Get A Book Dedication. Austenland By Shannon Hale

When You're So Far In The Friendzone You Get A Book Dedication. Austenland By Shannon Hale

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Claire 1 year ago

That's not the friend zone rofl - Colin Firth is a celebrity (Mr Darcy + Bridget Jones).

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#17 Mortal Gods (The Goddess War) By Kendare Blake

Mortal Gods (The Goddess War) By Kendare Blake

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Genius

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#18 City Of Golden Shadow (Otherland, Volume 1) By Tad William

City Of Golden Shadow (Otherland, Volume 1) By Tad William

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arg 1 year ago

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...' "

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#19 Hooked On Judd Apatow's Book Since The Dedication Page

Hooked On Judd Apatow's Book Since The Dedication Page

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Ooh that's brutal

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#20 Opened Up My Finance Textbook And Found This Dedication

Opened Up My Finance Textbook And Found This Dedication

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

That's so sad! #RIPTinker

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#21 That Moment When You're Already Amused And It's Only The Dedication Page

That Moment When You're Already Amused And It's Only The Dedication Page

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Christina Waide 1 year ago

It's the middle child who gets missed-next time dedicate it to Jake!

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#22 Best Book Dedication

Best Book Dedication

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

BURN!

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#23 Product Details The Land Of Stories: Beyond The Kingdoms By Chris Colfer

Product Details The Land Of Stories: Beyond The Kingdoms By Chris Colfer

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

It was you?! Oh no... just try not to think about the next time you meet them

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#24 Picked Up A Book By My Lecturer And I'm Pretty Sure The Dedication Is To His Dog

Picked Up A Book By My Lecturer And I'm Pretty Sure The Dedication Is To His Dog

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Laetitia 1 year ago

Well I should hope so!

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#25 The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics Of Pirates By Peter Leeson

The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics Of Pirates By Peter Leeson

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

How many people,do you imagine, were goggling this author to see if he's married?

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#26 Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang By Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang By Chelsea Handler

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

That should make them regret what they did to you!

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#27 A Well Written Dedication Can Tell You More About The Author Than Their Bio At The End

A Well Written Dedication Can Tell You More About The Author Than Their Bio At The End

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Hadley Garrison 1 year ago

When I was a young boy my father took me into a city

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#28 The House Of Hades By Rick Riordan

The House Of Hades By Rick Riordan

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LJthe Gamebreaker 1 year ago

Cheeky bugger literally left his characters on a cliff hanging.... and then ended the book.

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#29 To Everyone Who Wonders If I'm Writing About Them

To Everyone Who Wonders If I'm Writing About Them

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Are you sure you're writing about me? About a cat that sneaks onto his Hooman's tablet at night to read BoredPanda?

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#30 My Next Bedtime Reading. The Dedication Makes Me Chuckle

My Next Bedtime Reading. The Dedication Makes Me Chuckle

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

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

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#31 This Is A Book Dedication

This Is A Book Dedication

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TC 1 year ago

Yet...

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#32 Skulduggery Pleasant: The End Of The World By Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant: The End Of The World By Derek Landy

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sexy_scorpio_3MD 1 year ago

I looked up what the covers look like and they are pretty awesome!

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#33 Omg The Dedication In My Lady Jane

Omg The Dedication In My Lady Jane

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

What?! I don't like where this is going...

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#34 Skulduggery Pleasant - Dark Days By Darek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant - Dark Days By Darek Landy

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Katrina Roets 1 year ago

I need to look up this guy's books!

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#35 The Dedication Page In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The Dedication Page In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

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what does that even mean? ._.

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#36 More New Life Goal: Someday Writing A Book Dedication Half As Good As This One

More New Life Goal: Someday Writing A Book Dedication Half As Good As This One

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It's Caturday 2.0 1 year ago

Certain poems have beginning of each line capitalized.

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#37 Yes. I Bought This Book Based On The Dedication Page

Yes. I Bought This Book Based On The Dedication Page

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Monika Przymuszala 1 year ago

Thank you! ;)

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#38 Enjoying Admiral By Sean Danker. Great Book, Great Dedication. Lookin Fwd To Reading More Mr D

Enjoying Admiral By Sean Danker. Great Book, Great Dedication. Lookin Fwd To Reading More Mr D

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#39 They Deserved It!

They Deserved It!

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

I had to search it up. It was not what I expected.

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#40 Sometimes I Try To Gauge How Much I'll Like A Book By Reading The Dedication. This One's Definitely A Winner

Sometimes I Try To Gauge How Much I'll Like A Book By Reading The Dedication. This One's Definitely A Winner

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Laetitia 1 year ago

Or a good wine...

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#41 Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong By Prudence Shen And Faith Erin Hicks

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong By Prudence Shen And Faith Erin Hicks

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Daria B 1 year ago

Yay! ♥

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#42 The Dedication Page To This Book Is Great

The Dedication Page To This Book Is Great

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#43 Found A Great Dedication In A Book I Got For Christmas

Found A Great Dedication In A Book I Got For Christmas

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Bobbi Newell 1 year ago

Allie Brosh, her blog and book entitled Hyperbole and a Half. Scott was a troll.

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#44 Reading Bryn Greenwood's 'All The Ugly And Wonderful Things' And This Is My Favourite Book Dedication Ever

Reading Bryn Greenwood's 'All The Ugly And Wonderful Things' And This Is My Favourite Book Dedication Ever

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Kristen Veader 1 year ago

That one little comma......

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#45 Dedication Page Of A Book I Just Borrowed

Dedication Page Of A Book I Just Borrowed

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

and oh my god do they tried! they tried all the tiime!

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#46 Thicker Than Water, Melissa L Meyer

Thicker Than Water, Melissa L Meyer

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Zori the degu 1 year ago

My favorite!

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#47 The Best Dedication Page Ever. Go Andy Weir

The Best Dedication Page Ever. Go Andy Weir

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Meep 1 year ago

WOOO! This is one of my favorite books. I remember loving this dedication.

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#48 Reading One Of The Frances Book To My Son And Found This Dedication So Charming I Laughed Out Loud

Reading One Of The Frances Book To My Son And Found This Dedication So Charming I Laughed Out Loud

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#49 Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us By Jesse Bering

Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us By Jesse Bering

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Tracy Moorhead 1 year ago

Thanks, but how did you know??

#50 "Spindle" By E.K. Johnston

"Spindle" By E.K. Johnston

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#51 The Dedication In This Book

The Dedication In This Book

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TC 1 year ago

Oh no...!!!

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#52 Makbara By Juan Goytisolo

Makbara By Juan Goytisolo

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Karynne Williams 1 year ago

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.

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#53 Funniest Book Dedication Ever

Funniest Book Dedication Ever

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#54 You Might Be A Zombie And Other Bad News By Editors Of Cracked

You Might Be A Zombie And Other Bad News By Editors Of Cracked

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Mama Panda 1 year ago

hahahahaha

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#55 The Santa Beacon By Graham Gardener

The Santa Beacon By Graham Gardener

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TC 1 year ago

So he doesn't dedicate the book to them...

#56 Post Office By Charles Bukowski

Post Office By Charles Bukowski

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TC 1 year ago

It could have been dedicated to a fictional character...

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#57 And People Think That Lawyers Aren't Sincere

And People Think That Lawyers Aren't Sincere

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Susan Bertke 1 year ago

I believe that's legalese for "To My Wife."