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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Here are just a few examples of the extremes, dare we say rituals, we'll go through to perform 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.

* 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.

Collected from real, live, actual human beings, the zaniness begins again in Admit It, You're Crazy!

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Hilarious collections of odd behaviors that are surprisingly endemic among humankind. Intended for mirth and amusement, yet at the same time absolutely true, Admit It, You're Crazy! and And I Thought I Was Crazy! cheerfully embrace the bizarre little mannerisms and habits that help us cope.
Midwest Book Review - James A. Cox
Hilarious collections of odd behaviors that are surprisingly
endemic among humankind. Intended for mirth and
amusement, yet at the same time absolutely true, "Admit
It, You're Crazy!" and "And I Thought I Was Crazy!" cheerfully
embrace the bizarre little mannerisms and habits that
help us cope.
Myshelf.com - Suzie Housley
Within minutes I found myself laughing out loud at the con-
fessions that are revealed. Its content will be well received
by anyone from the ages of 6–106.
Radio Broadcaster - Ed Clancy
Judy Reiser's concept of collecting the foibles of Everyman
is not only unique, but genius. She invented the category.
You will find yourself in her book, and when you do you
will laugh out loud.
The Washington Post - Marta Vogel
Quirks cut across the boundaries of sex, income, race and
marital status. Everybody has them. Reiser got grown peo-
ple to think about it, and to tell her about it.
The New York Times Book Review - Paperbacks: New & Noteworthy
Everyone has his or her own quirk—a crazy bit of behavior
that he’d just as soon have no one know about. To give her
fellow Americans the feeling that they’re not alone, as well
as a chance to chortle or smirk at others’ idiosyncrasies,
Judy Reiser has collected some gem-like examples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740751097
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,040,706
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Reiser is the author of the highly successful quirk collection And I Thought I Was Crazy! and its sequel, Admit It, You're Crazy! She interviewed over 2,500 people for her books.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

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    ( Includes two sections "For Everyone" & "For

    ( Includes two sections "For Everyone" & "For Authors" )
    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.

    Let's admit it, we're all crazy! And if you don't yet agree read Admit it, you're crazy! and you'll be agreeing in no time!

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Funny Book

    Admit It, You're Crazy! is a really funny & insightful book. Some of the quirks shared in this book, which will leave you laughing like crazy, can hit pretty close to home!

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    How Did You End Up In This Book!!!?

    Do you remember your crazy aunt who had some odd quirks? You know the one. When you all gathered together at family reunions, everyone sat back for the show? Well guess what?? There's a little bit of your crazy aunt and eccentric uncle in all of us!

    Judy Reiser explores the quirks and idiosyncrasies of hundreds of people in her book. As you read the quirkiness of others, you're going to recognize yourself, family members, co-workers and friends. At times, you'll have to stop, read, read again, and find yourself amazed at some of the things people will admit. You'll even find some quirks that sound interesting to try. If you're looking for a book that will keep you in stitches from the very first page to the last page, Admit It, You're Crazy! is the one for you.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

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    Quirky, funny

    Have you ever thought how odd some people are? Have you ever been brave enough to acknowledge your own quirks and idiosyncrasies?

    I admit I like the toilet paper unrolling under the roll (and I've been known to change it at other people's houses) and it drives me so insane when people leave the toilet seat lid up that it leaves me tempted to post a BIG sign to please put the lid down. Ladies! There is a lid for a reason! I also make my grocery list in the order of my entry and path in the grocery store.

    The more I read, the more I began to recognize the folks around me. This book is one I would relegate to the bathroom - if reading materials were allowed there. It is one of those books that you would put in the bathroom, and then wait quietly outside of the door for laughter.

    I like that the quirks in the book are followed by the person that was brave enough to voice the quirk, (and their profession.) It made the quirk, in some cases, funnier.

    Admit It, You're Crazy! would make a great gift - wedding, shower, or birthday - or just a gift to bring a smile to someone's face. It is a book of strange behaviors that will leave you rolling on the floor laughing. Even the "normal" people do the darndest things.

    Thanks Judy for a great laugh.

    If you have a quirk and would like to share it, you can contact Judy at the email listed at the end of the book. Enjoy!

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

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    Quirky Validated

    Oh. My. Gosh! I had many moments of ME TOO! My strangest crazy tendencies were validated in this book. It made me feel like I was having a good laugh with my other slightly crazy friends! I highly recommend this book-it'll make you feel good about your odd habits and about that friend or cousin or neighbor who always makes you wonder why they do that.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

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    Fun Collection of Everyday Habits

    I am one of those people who like to read almost anywhere, including bathrooms. I have also over the years developed several other daily habits and ways of going about my work that some people might find peculiar. Sometimes when I hang out with my friends, we exchange a few stories about our peculiarities, but otherwise I have hardly ever given much thought to other people's idiosyncratic behaviors. "Admit it, you're crazy!" gave me a chance to take a peek into silly habits of other people and not feel guilty about doing it.

    The book is made up of individual "confessions" by a person who has a particular habit or idiosyncrasy, or is familiar with someone who engages in peculiar behavior. Each "confession" is no more than a couple of paragraphs long, so you get a lot of information in this small volume. The "confessors" are only identified by their occupation and age so that their anonymity is secured. The book is organized into sections that deal with different aspects of the daily life, such as bathroom habits, bedroom habits, eating habits, etc. The idiosyncrasies described range from just ordinary habits (such as where you like to sit in a restaurant) to the kinds of behaviors that could be characteristic of clinical obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    The book is very nicely illustrated, and ideally suited for casual browsing. It can be picked up at any point, and can be re-read many times. It's a fun, entertaining, little book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2010

    Crazy stuff we all do

    What I love is that if you start reading through it, at first you're laughing and saying to yourself, "boy, is that nuts." But then at some
    point somebody describes how they stack their pocket change or something
    and you find yourself thinking "That's wrong - it should be stacked so it
    adds up to a dollar, not by height" and you realize that you've got the
    same kind of quirks. I showed her first book, "And I Thought I Was Crazy!
    Quirks, Idiosyncrasies & Meshugaas" (one of my favorite books) to a friend
    who said it was interesting but that he doesn't have any habits like this.
    Since I know him well, I laughed and laughed.

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