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Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality: Reading from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity Mass Market Paperback – September 12, 1987

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Fact: One hundred percent of all dead patients showed a marked reluctance to pay their bills.
Fact: Well over half of all Americans alive today have experienced childhood directly, a syndrome marked by a) dwarfism b) knowledge deficits and c) legume anorexia.
Fact: When Ms. Cinderella left her glass slipper behind at the stroke of midnight, she was clearly acting in a state of rebellion against the dictatorial regimentation of the domineering fairy godmother.
It's true. Members of the psychiatric community are capable of laughter. The Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, the brainchild of psychologist Glenn C. Ellenbogen, has received confirmed reports of uncontrollable outbursts of laughter as the pages of the scholarly parody are sampled.
Now patients, professionals, and armchair travelers alike can enjoy the articles that have appeared in this hilarious journal in one hilarious anthology, including such profound and penetrating subjects as "New Improved Delusions," "The Scale of Mental Abilities Requiring Thinking Somewhat (SMARTS)," "Cancer and Tobacco: A Bum Rat," and more. Learn how psychoanalysts diagnose patients by the way they park their cars in the mental health clinic lot and how to apply the practical principles of Vigilante Effectiveness Training (VET) in daily life.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (September 12, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345347005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345347008
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,330,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Mohn on April 11, 2012
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This book is hilarious. I was reading it on a bus. After just a few pages, I was smiling, then chuckling quietly to myself, and finally I was laughing out loud. This kind of behavior draws strange looks from other passengers and a few move far away from the person laughing. The bus driver noticed a commotion and pulled over. He came back to see what the commotion was all about and I was trying so hard to contain myself; I was crying and laughing. He asked if I was having a seizure! All I could get out was, "funny book", and hold up the paperback copy of this book. That pretty much says it all. It's FUNNY and you will laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Being Linda I.S. Simpson (BLISS) on October 4, 2012
a colleague turned me on to this book in the 1990s. it includes an all time favorite: the etilogy of childhood. it comes hightly recommended to evoke the healing power of laughter and reduce any sense of self-importance or impotence for people in the helping professions. side effects include: enlightening perspective, infections giggling, ear-to-ear grins, tear stained cheeks, and repeating variations on the phrase "you gotta read this!"
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By cbrown on January 3, 2015
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Very funny, well written text!
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