And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies and Meshugaas

And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies and Meshugaas

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by Judy Reiser, Randall Enos
     
 

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•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?

Outrageous, outlandish and downright ridiculous

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?

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. Everyone has at least one oddity in his or her daily way of life. 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!

Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012253996
Publisher:
Katalin Media
Publication date:
02/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Judy Reiser 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 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 is also the designer of her books.

For more information on Judy and her books, visit:

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And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies and Meshugaas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MadebyJess More than 1 year ago
Do you ever do something and think “if someone knew about this, they would think I was weird?” Well, lighten up, we all have our little crazy quirks that make us who we are. After just the first page I KNEW I’d be hooked on this book. And I Thought I Was Crazy! is 176 pages of pure delight!.
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LFWErika More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious! "And I Thought I Was Crazy!" gives you a glimpse into the lives of others and made our family look a little more sane!
Patty432 More than 1 year ago
This book makes you take notice of your own habits and has you convincing yourself that you’re not THAT crazy. But at the same time it keeps you laughing knowing that you know someone who does that. I found myself shaking my head in agreeance to some of the idiosyncrasies, laughing hysterically at others, and some just made me gasp in disbelief as my jaw hit the floor! "And I Thought I was Crazy!" is a fun, light read for anyone, anytime, anywhere. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to laugh!
moo77hb More than 1 year ago
This book was pure joy! Judy Reiser helps you realize that everyone has a little crazy in them which is one funny thing we all have in common!
jj8098 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first few pages I knew I was going to be hooked. Read and laugh about all the weird quirks, habits, and craziness that people exhibit every day. You may even find that your little weirdness is not so strange after all!
HayleyK More than 1 year ago
This book is genius! You will not get through this book without laughing out loud and going "OMG, I do that!!!" You will find by the end of the book that maybe you are not so weird after all. Or maybe you are! But, you will also discover that every single person on the face of this Earth, no matter what age, gender, race, or anything else - we all have quirks, and not-a-one of us are normal!
Elizabeth_S More than 1 year ago
"After reading And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and Meshugaas" by Judy Reiser, I don't feel so weird, strange, odd, or crazy anymore. So what if I talk to myself in the mirror or eat a banana with a fork!? The people in her book are crazier than I will ever be. Okay, that was lie. I actually have some of their very same quirks and more. But hey, if I can't laugh at myself while laughing at them, I might as well climb in bed and pull the covers over my head. Well, come to think of it, I freak out if the covers are over my head. I feel trapped or like someone may trap me under there. Did I make you laugh? Good! Then you will LOVE reading Judy's book. My quirks don't even scratch the surface of some of the hilarious "meshugaas (a Yiddish word for strange, unexplainable, inconsistent behavior)" offered from people she has interviewed along the way. (Kindle Location 69) She even delivers their age, sex, and career. What is so shocking is that some of these people are doctors (even therapists), lawyers, vice presidents, and some are your everyday waitresses, housewives, or cabana boys. It seems no matter who you are, what you do, or how you dress, we are all crazy in our own little way. We all have our "quirks, idiosyncrasies (notice it sort of spells crazy?), and meshugaas." So, if you make your friends sing to you outside the bathroom stall or if you smell everything before you touch it like those in her book, or even if you don't, but want to laugh at those who do, get Judy Reiser's book! You may find yourself laughing like a hyena... Oh wait, that was me according to my son who overheard me reading this book. Seriously! I laughed so hard, I cried.
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