Friday, January 13, 2012

Admit it, You're Crazy!

Quirks, Idiosyncrasies & Irrational Behavior
Book Review & Giveaway Tease

Hey everyone!  I've recently read a great book and wanted to share it with you!  It is a great read and I think you'll really enjoy it!  
I will give you the book description, then my thoughts, then I will give you the author's bio...

Book Description
**As sent to me by the author, can also be found on Amazon**

Admit It, You're Crazy!Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and Irrational Behavior
by Judy Reiser
http://www.judyreiser.comOutrageous, outlandish and downright ridiculous eccentricities exhibited (and confessed to) by otherwise normal people. From hilarious bathroom behavior to funny money and unconventional clothing habits to eating and sleeping peculiarities to germ-a-phobia and more. Collected from real, live, actual human beings!
Publisher, print edition: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740751093
List Price: $9.95
Publisher, eBook edition: Katalin Media
ISBN-13 ePub: 978-0-9707619-2-7
ISBN-13 mobi: 978-0-9707619-4-1
eBook Price: $3.99
EXCERPT IN AARP BULLETIN Look inside book on
 E X C E R P T S

When I go to the bathroom I always count (1, 2, 3...) and try to end my peeing on an even number. I have absolutely no idea why I enumerate while I urinate.

Sometimes, I grocery shop by a letter of the alphabet and buy only items starting with that letter. I love a good C-shopping day: carrots, cauliflower, cat food, corn, coffee, chocolate chips, chops, chorizo. Occasionally I invite the kids across the street over for a P party: pizza, pineapple, pretzels, popsicles and punch.

Before reading The New York Times every morning, I iron the outside of each section to sterilize it and protect myself from germs.

My socks have to be smiling when I put them in the drawer. When you roll up socks and flip one opening over the other, the little shape that’s formed at the end of the ball looks like a smile. It’s cheerful to open my drawer and see all the socks smiling!

My Thoughts
The book seriously made me laugh at times, others it made me go "wait, that's not weird..."  Then realize that perhaps I needed to admit my being crazy!  To those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, :P  this is not a confession!  LOL  I really enjoyed reading it, it's a perfect bathroom reader, or even just something to keep on the table for discussion topics and random distractions!  If you have a stressful job, where people annoy the heck out of you, you want to laugh at your spouse when their little quirks have seriously maxed out your tolerance limit, this book is for you!  The topics vary, she has two other books if this one doesn't sound like the one for you:

 •And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies & Meshugaas
•In a Cell Phone Minute

You can find out what Judy is working on, thinking about, or just spitting randomly out of her head on twitter here or go by her site and vote on some classic debates here!  Who knows, they may end up in her next book!  

Also, if you'd like to win your own copy, along with a Kindle and other prizes, keep checking back, I have teamed up with some awesome bloggers and Mommy Bunch to offer a giveaway coming soon.  But, that's a few days and imagine your boredom in between!  SO, hop over to Judy's site and get your copy of one of Judy's great books! 

Judy's Bio
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.

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. Her husband insists that had she written the quirk books as an autobiography, they would have been much longer!

I asked Judy about her next book, but she has yet to come up with her next book theme.  I can't wait to know!  She admitted that she isn't too shy to walk up to random people and ask them questions!  I love that about any person!  :D  
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