For example, one patron requested Homeless Idiot. But it turned out that he actually wanted Homer’s Iliad. Ha!
Other good mistakes:
—Reqested: The Missing Hand. Actual book: A Farewell to Arms.
—Requested: From Here to Maternity. Actual book: From Here to Eternity.
—Requested: The Merchant of Venus. Actual book: The Merchant of Venice.
—Requested: My Heart Is Wounded, They Buried My Knee. Actual Book: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
—Requested: Entombed With an Infant. Actual book: In Tune With the Infinite.
This was gleaned from Greg Ross’s excellent blog, Futility Closet. Visit it!