100 Books Called ‘The Man Who…’

Gabe Habash -- April 23rd, 2012

If you’re writing a book and want to title it some iteration of The Man Who…, that makes you the man or woman who titles your book like everyone else. That’s because typing in “the man who” into a Goodreads search yields 2,567 results–and that’s not including titles that being with “the man in” (The Man in the High Castle, The Man in the Iron Mask). The only title template more common is “_____ & _____” (War & Peace, Sense and Sensibility). But PWxyz will admit a soft spot for a book named The Man Who Loved Clowns.

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Had Everything

The Man Who Ate Everything

The Man Who Ate the 747

The Man Who Couldn’t Eat

The Man Who Ate His Boots

The Man Who Ate the World

The Man Who Cycled the World

The Man Who Sold the World

The Man Who Shocked the World

The Man Who Sold the Moon

The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

The Man Who Counts

The Man Who Counted

The Man Who Japed

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Died Laughing

The Man Who Smiled

The Man Who Walks

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Through Time

The Man Who Never Missed

The Man Who Listens to Horses

The Man Who Traveled In Elephants

The Man Who Walked Like a Bear

The Man Who Lives with Wolves

The Man Who Swam the Amazon

The Man Who Shook Hands

The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away

The Man Who Killed His Brother

The Man Who Pulled Down the Sky

The Man Who Could Not Forget

The Man Who Risked His Partner

The Man Created Narnia

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Man Who Was Poe

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Clowns

The Man Who Loved Jane Austen

The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice

The Man Who Loves Salmon

The Man Who Loved Mars

The Man Who Loved China

The Man Who Loved Women to Death

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Man Who Invented Florida

The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Stayed Behind

The Man Who Left Too Soon

The Man Who Never Returned

The Man Who Rained

The Man Who Quit Money

The Man Who Grew Young

The Man Who Used the Universe

The Man Who Made Vermeers

The Man Who Killed the Deer

The Man Who Forgot How to Read

The Man Who Made Lists

The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop

The Man Who Had All the Luck

The Man Who Lost His Head

The Man Who Turned Into Himself

The Man Who Cancelled Himself

The Man Who Fooled Himself

The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes

The Man Who Rode Midnight

The Man Who Grew His Beard

The Man Who Had No Idea

The Man Who Fought Alone

The Man Who Could Not Shudder

The Man Who Doesn’t Take Off His Clothes

The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

The Man Who Wrote the Book

The Man Who Owns the News

The Man Who Owned Vermont

The Man Who Was Magic

The Man Who Understood Cats

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Cast Two Shadows

The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Man Who Killed Boys

The Man Who Tasted Shapes

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Whispered

The Man Who Cried

The Man Who Melted

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

The Man Who Disappeared

The Man Who Died

The Man Who Wasn’t There

The Man Who Never Was

2 thoughts on “100 Books Called ‘The Man Who…’

  1. Ann Perrigo

    Hah! I went through a spell of reading “The Man Who…” books way back in 1976. It was a lot of fun, and I found several books I would not have come across otherwise. Most of the ones I read are probably no longer in print (not many of these titles look familiar to me), but my favorite was The Man Whose Name Wouldn’t Fit. The protagonist’s name had too many letters to fit on a computer card, and this was such an affront to him that he took it out on every computer or computerized system he could get to. Quite delightful!

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