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i am neurotic: (and so are you) Paperback – October 13, 2009
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Did you wash your hands?
Set the alarm clock?
Lock the front door?
Better yet: Do you like even numbers? Do you fold all of your trash neatly into squares? Do you count steps? Do you carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you at all times? Everyone has his or her own neuroses. On a routine trip to the office bathroom, Lianna Kong discovered one of hers: "How could I possibly pee with my coworker sitting right next to me doing her business?" And, in that quiet moment of panic, iamneurotic.com was born.
i am neurotic (and so are you) is a smorgasbord of anonymous confessions that reveal people's deepest, strangest, and funniest compulsions—quirks that are triggered in the boardroom, the bedroom, and everywhere in between.
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Top Customer Reviews
The behaviors themselves range from quirky to startlingly bizarre. There are too many great entries to mention all my favorites, so I've chosen two that fascinated and amused me to provide the gist of the book:
"I have to transfer the brain of my old toothbrush to the new one. I do this by holding the heads of the toothbrushes an inch apart and making a buzzing/zapping noise. Then I wobble the new toothbrush to show that it received the old one's brain."
And my personal favorite:
"When I eat colored sweets (Skittles, Smarties, etc.) I have to arrange them by color, then pull out enough of them to create a Fibonacci triangle before I eat them (in ascending numerical order). Any excess sweets that do not fit the pattern have to be eaten in one go before I can start on the patterned sweets."
This is a funny book that is not critical of odd behaviors, but celebrates them as humorous quirks. I recommend it for anyone self-conscious of peculiar harmless behaviors, or anyone who wants a good laugh.
... I loaned it to my mentally ill mother and she thought it was "cute". The humor was lost on her, but she was glad that she's not the only one that does some of those things.
It was a little funny and a little comforting to read this book. Finding out a lot of people have little things that they have to do, or notice to make their day go by smoothly. It's not usually something that comes up in conversation for me so it was nice to get a dose of some story swapping.
The format of the book is very small and it is perfect bound so it's a little hard to really open up and see all the photography without cracking the spine. A larger format or different binding would have made the book a lot easier to read. I loved the photos that were taken to go with the contributions. They were these sort of muted shots that aren't overly finished and I think they compliment the contributions nicely. My favorites are where you can see a person's face instead of a close up of a hand or something like that.
Overall this is the kind of book you will know in an instant if it is for you or not and i had a great time with it!
I highly encourage to read it.. it doesn't take that long and it's entertaining..!!!!!! You can even compare if you have lived the same situations.. my only question is... when the 2nd book is coming out?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cool book. Love how the pics are perfect for the captions (visa-versa).Published 15 days ago by Diane McElhaney
I love the website and bought the book to support the author. :)Published 9 months ago by Crystal Singh
Hysterical!! I used it in my Creative Writing Classes, and my students had a blast coming up with their own neuroses.Published on November 8, 2013 by Amy Isaman
Totally found myself relating to many different things. I felt like this is kind of along the lines of post-secret.Published on January 8, 2013 by Alicia
A must-have for every neurotic. If you can't see yourself in at least 10 of the examples, you're in denial. Very entertaining - and true!Published on August 27, 2012 by Sylvia S
While more than a few of these hilarious admissions were very familiar, there were definitely enough outrageous quirks to make me feel sane.Published on August 2, 2012 by J
I found a few in here that I do. It's good to know i'm not the only crazy person in the world. Really enjoyed this book. I read it in about 30 minutes.Published on December 6, 2011 by hannahc
Book review by Richard L. Weaver II, Ph.D.
This is not the kind of book I pick up. This is not the kind of book I read. Read more