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I Am Neurotic: (And so Are You)by Lianna Kong
Synopses & Reviews
"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.
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.
Table of Contents
Putting the a in anal: settle for nothing less than obsessive — Can't touch this: no-seriously, you can't touch this — It's not you, it's me: how to have an awkward interaction — Wiped: hygiene heavy and contamination control — Law and order: the need for neatness — Neurotic or else: beware of the consequences — Relish-worthy: savor, rinse, repeat — Zen and the art of process: the religion of rituals — Jedi mind tricks: micromanaging the supernatural — And other neurotic flavors.
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