Admit It, You're Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and Irrational Behavior

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Judy Reiser, 2011 - Humor

•Do you refuse to take the top newspaper on a stack (even if perfect)?

•Insist that the toilet paper hang "over"?

•Wait for the phone to ring at least twice before answering?

•Keep returning to the refrigerator hoping that something new to eat has materialized?

Everyone has at least one oddity in his or her daily way of life. In this follow-up to her successful And I Thought I Was Crazy!, Judy Reiser offers up more outrageous, outlandish and downright ridiculous eccentricities exhibited (and confessed to) by otherwise normal people. From hilarious bathroom behavior, funny money routines, and unconventional clothing habits to eating and sleeping peculiarities, germ-a-phobia, and more. Reiser documents the zany traits that make us who we are.

Just what extremes do people go to in their everyday activities?

•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. 

•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 themselves against germs.

•Wearing T-shirts an equal number of times so none of them will get offended.

You will laugh while gaining insight into yourself and others!

People do the darndest things!


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About the author (2011)

 Judy Reiser interviewed thousands of people for her three acclaimed books:

•Admit It, You're Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies & Irrational Behavior
•And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies & Meshugaas
•In a Cell Phone Minute

Her books have received much media attention with reviews and excerpts in prestigious publications such as The New York Times Book Review, AARP Bulletin, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan and many others as well as speaking engagements and appearances on hundreds of national and international radio and television shows, including The Today Show.

Judy began collecting quirks when she divulged something crazy she does (she doesn't remember which one it was—there are so many) and her friend shared something he does. After having a good laugh about it, she soon discovered that everyone has quirks. She has been observing, gathering, marveling at and laughing about quirks ever since and is recognized for helping to bring the subject to the forefront. Her husband insists that had she written the quirk books as an autobiography, they would have been much longer!

She looked at her cell phone one day and thought, "I wonder if there are any good stories here?" She began inquiring and found that there were very entertaining stories. She collected them and the result is, "In a Cell Phone Minute". The book is shaped like and opens vertically like a flip-top phone.

Judy is also the designer of her books.

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