How many times have you gotten halfway through a book, only to say, “I wish I’d known what I was getting into?” The site BetterBookTitles.com does what we all secretly wish book covers would do: It tells you exactly what you’re about to read.
No books are sacred in BBT’s hands. Elie Wiesel‘s harrowing Night becomes Worst Family Trip. Where the Wild Things Are gets facelifted into Skipping Dinner Is Like Dropping Acid. AndThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon’s magical odyssey of 1950s comic books, becomes Gay Jewish Magicians Kill Nazis.
Not all the books on BBT are Jewish, of course. In fact, some of the better ones are downright WASPy, such as Drink Responsibly by F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) and The Social Network by George Orwell (1984). But, just like the originals, Jews can still enjoy them.