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The Week contest - Coffee table books
Come up with the name of coffee table book that people might give as a present — but that no one would actually want to read
A London apartment littered with coffee table books
A London apartment littered with coffee table books
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elcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: Tech maladies

Last week's question: The holiday's best-selling gift books often end up on the coffee table, unread. We asked you to come up with the name of a big, glossy book of photos, cooking tips, or history that people might give as a present — but that no one would actually want to read.

THE RESULTS:

 
THE WINNER:
Anthony Wiener: The Year in Pictures
Aviva Jacobs, Culver City, CA


SECOND PLACE: Heartwarming Tales of Survival: NBA and NFL Players During the Lockouts
Sammie & Melissa Markham, Austin, TX


THIRD PLACE: Your Congress
Phil Kline, Dimondale, MI

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

The Big Book of Coffee Table Book Covers
Brian Lees, New York, NY

The Pop-Up Book of C-Span
Janine Witte, New Hope, PA

PLUTO: My Life as a Planet
John W. Engelmann, Blairsville, GA

A Komplete Kardashian Khristmas
Gene Huntley, Elkhorn, WI

The Triumph of Trump
Ronald G. Heiber, Lancaster, OH

Recipes from Occupy Wall Street
Julia Riley, San Francisco, CA

The Federal Reserve: The Year in Pictures
Sean Braswell, Chapel Hill, NC

1001 Volunteer Efforts You Must Do Before You Die
Elicia Elliott, Mercer Island, WA

Celebrity Holiday Basements
Ronald Weseloh, Custer, WI

The Parasites that Thrive In (and On) Your Bed, Body & Beyond
Cali Preston, Perry Hall, MD

Glossy Grandkids
Doris Schaffer, Fallbrook, CA

Aubergines!
M.V. Larinoff, Leesburg, FL

Paris Hilton in Her Own Words
Ivan Kershner, Salem, SC

Great Moments in Competitive Eating
Allen Little, Portland, ME

A Pictorial History of Bargain-Basement Pictorial Histories
Deborah Halter, Decatur, GA

Dear Leader: A Photographic Biography of Kim Jong II
David T. Letizia, Alexandria, VA

Beige, the Forgotten Color
Jeffrey Hutchins, Black Mountain, NC

The First Lady's Vegetables
Cindy Kalinoski, York, PA

Ace Hardware: The Madden Years, 1991-2002
Mark Kornick, Somers, MT

Dust Me!
Cindy Lott, Murrysville, PA

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