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I Am Neurotic: (And So Are You)

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Ever since I was a wee thing, I have eaten in even numbers. I find it satisfying and fulfilling. I also intentionally smell things that I know have a nasty odor, just to make sure they smell as awful as the last time I smelled them. As odd as these quirks may seem, I am not the only person who has strange compulsions. I Am Neurotic: (And So Are You) is a reassuring book that allows those with a certain level of neurosis, OCD, or quirkiness to feel saner in their daily existence. If you have ever color coded your wardrobe to match your hangers, pretended to have super powers, or refused to touch a stranger's kitchen sponge, you will find not only safety but a good dose of humor in this book.
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"Hand-Washers Unite, Online" - Rolling Stone

"Does it make me neurotic that I find this site immensely soothing to read? Soothing " - Scott Lamb, Buzzfeed

You can′t get through the day without checking to see if your front door is locked three times. You take exactly two tablespoons of cream in your coffee which must be swirling while you pour or else it just doesn′t take right. The worst part is that you have to do all your neurotic habits discretely because you don′t want people to know. You′re not alone though. iamneurotic.com is a collection of anonymously submitted neuroses revealing the habits that we take care to hide from others.

While sitting in the bathroom stall waiting for everyone to leave, Lianna Kong realized her own neurosis: she can′t use the bathroom when other people are around. I am neurotic was born. What started as a blog where Lianna and her friends could share and joke about their own neuroses turned into a form of confessional therapy for others. People eager to unburden themselves of their hidden habits began to anonymously confess their neuroses and in turn learned they were not the only ones to sniff their floss or avoid the cracks in the sidewalk. I am neurotic congregates the best neuroses from the website and unseen submissions accompanied by photographs. The result is a book that will demonstrate how neurotic behavior is highly amusing, shocking at times, and ultimately a great human equalizer.

Synopsis:

"I Am Neurotic" is a smorgasbord of anonymous confessions that reveals people's deepest, strangest, and funniest compulsions--quirks that are triggered in the boardroom, the bedroom, and everywhere in between.

About the Author

Lianna Kong graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Economics and French. She prints T-shirts and bakes pies in her spare time. She feels very secure in her neuroses.

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gaby317, January 15, 2010 (view all comments by gaby317)
Another HarperStudio book, i am neurotic (and so are you) is a light compilation of different "neurosis" depicted in clever photographs. Lianna Kong uses the term neurosis loosely and for effect. i am neurotic (and so are you) didn't appeal to me as much as I'd expected, some of the quirks seemed a bit contrived to me and I may have fixated on the loose use of the term neurosis. I expect that the book will be better appreciated by other readers, the book is a fast read and quirky with artful photographs.

ISBN-10: 0061791474
Publisher: HarperStudio; Original edition (October 13, 2009), 240 pages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061791475
Subtitle:
(and so are you)
Author:
Kong, Lianna
Photographer:
Stacey, Matthew
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Anecdotes
Subject:
Neuroses
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.18x4.68x.65 in. .73 lbs.

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Ever since I was a wee thing, I have eaten in even numbers. I find it satisfying and fulfilling. I also intentionally smell things that I know have a nasty odor, just to make sure they smell as awful as the last time I smelled them. As odd as these quirks may seem, I am not the only person who has strange compulsions. I Am Neurotic: (And So Are You) is a reassuring book that allows those with a certain level of neurosis, OCD, or quirkiness to feel saner in their daily existence. If you have ever color coded your wardrobe to match your hangers, pretended to have super powers, or refused to touch a stranger's kitchen sponge, you will find not only safety but a good dose of humor in this book.

"Synopsis" by , "I Am Neurotic" is a smorgasbord of anonymous confessions that reveals people's deepest, strangest, and funniest compulsions--quirks that are triggered in the boardroom, the bedroom, and everywhere in between.
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