The Titanic Awards is a humorous collection of news stories, Internet survey results, and official studies that highlight the lowlights of the world. Personal recollections from a number of travel writers are interspersed among the awards. I found it amusing that the author acknowledged that this isn't the kind of book someone should sit down and read straight through (I could have done the same in Biking Illinois). I read it aloud to my wife over the course of a couple weeks. We actually stayed at the "Tackiest Hotel Architecture" winner: Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho. We thought it was pretty neat.