Celebrating Wonderful Weirdos Day

Oddball, crackpot, nutcase, misfit or weirdo, no matter what you call them, they are the wacky, original characters that help us think outside the box, be true to ourselves and let’s face it, make life and literature so much fun. Since September 9 is Wonderful Weirdos Day, I have chosen some of my favorite weirdos from books and movies.


Marvin the Robot

Ed, the nonexistent but ontologically valid dog

Merricat Blackwood


Cassandra Mortmain


Edward Scissorhands

Mr. Magorium

Willie Wonka



So grab some of your oddball friends and head on over to your local HPB to check out these wonderful weirdos or, if you’re like me and are the resident nutcase among your friends, you can shop HPB.com to find other misfits just like us.

So, who are your favorite wonderful weirdos in books and movies?