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Eccentrics: A Study of Sanity and Strangeness (Kodansha Globe)

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A SCIENTIST LOOKS AT ECCENTRICS-AND THE ODDITIES THAT KEEP THEM SANE

After years of research, a practicing psychotherapist has proof that eccentrics are usually healthier than the rest of us-as well as more creative, more idealistic, more opinionated, and much more fun to read about. Dr. David Weeks fills his hook with fascinating case studies, including Joshua Abraham Norton, who once proclaimed himself Emperor of America and even convinced many people to consider themselves his subjects: Dr. Patch Adams, founder of the Gesundheit Institute and a physician who believes that humor fosters healing and dresses as a clown to treat his patients; and Florence Foster Jenkins, a would-be diva whose love of music was exceeded only by her lack of talent, but whose wealth enabled her to stage a recital at Carnegie Hall, Entertaining, funny, and thought provoking, Eccentrics introduces a series of extraordinary men and women-and encourages us to enjoy our own healthy eccentricities as well.

Synopsis:

From 1859 to 1880, Joshua Abraham Norton thought he was Emperor of the United States. Ann Atkin keeps 7,500 garden gnomes in her backyard. Brooklyn artist Peter McGough dresses and acts as if it were 1895. These are just a few of the eccentrics discussed by Dr. Weeks, the world's foremost expert on the subject.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-265) and index.

About the Author

DR. DAVID WEEKS has been a clinical neuropsychologist and psychotherapist at Scotland's Royal Edinburgh Hospital. JAMIE JAMES, the author of The Music of the Spheres, writes about music, science, and art for a variety of magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568361567
Subtitle:
A Study of Sanity and Strangeness
Editor:
Turner, Philip
With:
James, Jamie
Author:
James, Jamie
Author:
null, Jamie
Author:
Weeks, David
Author:
null, David
With:
James, Jamie
Author:
Turner, Philip
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Anthropology | Social
Subject:
Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology | Social and Cultural
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Biography.
Subject:
Anthropology | Social & Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
bonded leather burgundy 591RRL
Series:
Kodansha Globe
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19961015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10pt. tupe
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
5.6 x 8.2 x 1 in 0.806 lb

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"Synopsis" by , From 1859 to 1880, Joshua Abraham Norton thought he was Emperor of the United States. Ann Atkin keeps 7,500 garden gnomes in her backyard. Brooklyn artist Peter McGough dresses and acts as if it were 1895. These are just a few of the eccentrics discussed by Dr. Weeks, the world's foremost expert on the subject.
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