"Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and Irrational Behavior."
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing on April 2005
Form: E-book (from the author/publisher for an honest review)
Genre: Humorous Non-Fiction
Amazon: Buy / $6.69 (Kindle)( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $4.99 (Nook)
Excerpt: Amazon Look Inside
"Judy Reiser gets people to confess to their most bizarre behavior. Judging by the success of her first book, And I Thought I Was Crazy!, it's a good thing she does!
Admit It, You're Crazy! is the follow up book, chock full of outrageous, outlandish, and downright ridiculous things people do. Kids say the darndest things? Adults DO them!!!
Author Judy Reiser offers up more hilarious eccentricities exhibited ( and confessed to ) by otherwise normal people. Everyone has at least one particular oddity in his or her daily way of life. The trick is to get them to admit to it. These side-splitting actions are categorized from hilarious bathroom behavior to funny money and clothing habits to eating and sleeping peculiarities to germ-a-phobia and more." ~ From Goodreads
For everyone : It's so great to know I'm not crazy! Or that I'm not the only one who is. ;) This book is shockfull of crazy stuff people do, it's hilarious to read about men's bathroom habits, like that they can't use stall next to each other but the furthest only will do - there is coughing involved. It really is interesting seeing other people do crazy stuff and it's even more interesting spotting yourself doing something another person does as well. This book says it's humorous but I find if hilarious! - and not in the laughing at other people's OCD kind, but genuinely just weird and funny.
For authors : Oh you'll love this! This is the golden treasure chest of idiosyncrasies! As a reader and reviewer I'll spill that for me to connect with the main character they have to be a little odd to interesting, so instead of using what you do weird check out this book! There are so many character quirks in there that it's perfect to snatch few for your characters as well. Take a heroine in urban fantasy who whops head of monsters and doesn't mind blood but has the habit of putting on sunglasses when she gets a nights snack so that the fridge light won't bug her out. See! She's instantly more interesting character! Now add someone witnessing this oddity, and you got a whole chapter of quirkiness.
Here are some of the oddities!
* Flipping through a magazine at a newsstand then reaching for a
fresh copy to buy because the one they were flipping through is no longer new.
* Enumerating (1, 2, 3...) while urinating and trying to end their peeing on an even number.
* Flossing between their toes with a pair of socks to remove sock fuzz at the end of the day.
* Eating the most expensive part of a meal first, just in case they can't finish everything.
* Ironing the newspaper before reading it to protect them self against germs.
* Leaving sunglasses on top of the fridge so a midnight raid won't blind them by opening it.
* Controlling shedding by vacuuming the cat.