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Encyclopedia Neurotica : An A to Z Guide to Tics, Twitches, and Safety-Valve Nuttiness in the Age of Anxiety - Jon Winokur

Encyclopedia Neurotica

An A to Z Guide to Tics, Twitches, and Safety-Valve Nuttiness in the Age of Anxiety

By: Jon Winokur, Richard Lewis (Foreword by)


Published: 10th January 2005
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We live in an Age of Anxiety. The events of modern life have overwhelmed the average homo sapiens until getting from Point A to Point B without being overcome by neuroses is a practical impossibility.

Enter : the comic safety valve. Encyclopedia Neurotica is a delightful garden of the ills that beset modern man. Entries include excerpts from both popular and arcane published works, as well as original definitions, essential terms and the occasional cutting-edge concept, such as "celebriphilia, the pathological desire to sleep with a celebrity, suffered chiefly by groupies."

Some samples from Encyclopedia Neurotica:

  • Abyss : the yawning unfathomable chasm of existential terror
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism : a condition characterised by gradiosity, lack of empathy, rage, isolation and substance abuse; mainly afflicts celebrities, who tend to be surrounded by enablers
  • Denial : unconscious defence mechanism that numbs anxiety by refusing to acknowledge unpleasant realities
  • Manic Run : prolonged state of optimism, excitement and hyperactivity experienced as part of bipolar disorder.
About the Author

Jon Winokur is the author of various reference books and anthologies, including The Portable Curmudgeon and The Rich Are Different. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with his neuroses.



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    ISBN: 9780312325015
    ISBN-10: 0312325010
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 274
    Published: 10th January 2005
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.590 x 13.970  x 1.666
    Weight (kg): 0.268
    Edition Number: 1