Admit It, You're Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and Irrational Behavior [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

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Overview

•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.
•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.
•Counting while urinating and trying to end on an even number.
•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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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
James 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.
Book Review
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.
James Cox 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.
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.
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.
Ed Clancy, Radio Broadcaster
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.
James Cox, 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.
Marta Vogel, The Washington Post
Quirks cut across the boundaries of sex, income, race and marital status. Everybody has them. Reiser got grown people to think about it, and to tell her about it.
Ed Clancey Radio Broadcaster
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.
Suzie Housely Myshelf.com
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.
James Cox, 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.
Suzie Housely, Myshelf.com
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970761927
  • Publisher: Katalin Media
  • Publication date: 1/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,413,933
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Judy Reiser 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!



Judy personally interviewed thousands of people for her three acclaimed books:
Admit It, You're Crazy!
And I Thought I Was Crazy!
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 is also the designer of "And I Thought I Was Crazy!" and "In a Cell Phone Minute".

People do the darndest things & audiences love to hear about it! Judy has her audience laughing in recognition when she delivers her entertaining, humorous as well as insightful talk.
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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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