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Posted May 22, 2012
Mysteries in Broad Daylight is a self-help book, with the allure of a detective thriller. The mysteries that Mark Dillof's book explores are philosophical and psychological in nature. It instructs readers in the art of deciphering their everyday interests, desires, activities, conflicts, and anxieties.
Along the way, Mysteries in Broad Daylight analyzes the symbolic meaning of everything from the game of golf to Burger King’s "Angry Whoppers,” from the appeal of tattoos to various popular jokes, from green kryptonite to the fascination with zombies. Each analysis provides readers with further clues to understanding themselves and decoding the ultimate mysteries of human existence.
What makes the book particularly engaging is its hybrid format, consisting of a trilogy of dialogues, commentary and related essays. The trilogy derives from the lively philosophical counseling groups that Dr. Dillof has conducted, over the years. The dialogues plumb life’s depths, while being highly entertaining, containing music and a good deal of humor.
Mysteries in Broad Daylight is written to be read, as a work of nonfiction, but the trilogy within it offers splendid possibilities for theatrical and film production. What Dr. Dillof has, in essence, created is a new genre, a synthesis of a Platonic dialogue and Broadway theater comedy.
(For the sake of honesty, I wish to disclose that I am intimately acquainted with the author, Dr. Mark Dillof. It is rare to encounter a finer fellow than he and a better friend. Dr. Dillof combines an amazing depth of insight into life with a wonderful joviality. That rare combination of seriousness and mirth shows up in all of his writings, which are a delight to read. Well, for the sake of full disclosure, I'll finally ad that I am Dr. Mark Dillof.)
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