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5.0 out of 5 stars A method to the madness?, November 27, 2004
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This review is from: How to Good-bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way? (Paperback)
Okay, I bought this book because of the "Engrish" translation. It appears to have been laterally translated from Japanese to English (like the Japanese term for "Carousel" is literally "pony toy go round"). I read it, and I had quite a few laughs, mainly at the surrealism of the language.

But I decided to try the methods described in the book. Anal constrition and stomach compression, 100 times a day for several days.

At the risk of seeming disgusting, permit me to say that several days after I started this practice, I experienced what was probably the largest bowel movement in my life. I've also lost a few inches around the waistline and my energy level seems to be rising.

Perhaps there's some wisdom in this book after all!
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Initial post: Aug 4, 2009 1:01:40 PM PDT
J. Feldman says:
5 years out, are you still practicing these important techniques? How are they working out for you?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2010 5:15:27 PM PST
6 years out, and yes. I haven't had to take a laxative since.

Posted on May 17, 2011 8:07:46 PM PDT
smoove says:
Not to pick nits, but do you really mean "laterally translated from Japanese" ? As in a side-step? Or is that a typo of 'literally' ?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 8:50:41 PM PDT
As in "side-step". It was as if someone took the entire manuscript and ran it through AltaVista. I've since given away my copy to a friend, so I can't quote from it, but if you're looking for an entire book written in "Engrish", this is the one!
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