What's up with Cosmo editors and long-ass book titles? As Radar has noted, Kate White's self-help tome will change its title from How to Set His Thighs on Fire: 86 Red-Hot Lessons on Love, Life, Men, and (Especially) Sex to the demurer, but still wordy You on Top: Smart, Sexy Skills Every Woman Needs to Set the World on Fire when it comes out in paperback this June. "You always hope for bigger sales in paperback," White is quoted as saying. But maybe White means 'You always hope for bigger sales than Bonnie Fuller's in paperback."
Fuller, White's Cosmo predecessor, saw her similar self-help tome come out in paperback in January, retaining its original, ridiculous hardcover title: The Joys of Much Too Much: Go for the Big Life—The Great Career, The Perfect Guy, and Everything Else You've Ever Wanted (Even If You're Afraid You Don't Have What It Takes). That book has sold a mere 338 copies, according to Nielsen Bookscan which, duh, only tracks 70-80% of outlets but still! Ouch, the pain of much too little. Hey, that's way shorter!