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I Am Neurotic: (And So Are You)by Lianna Kong
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.
"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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