The Sum of His Syndromes

The Sum of His Syndromes

by K. B. Dixon

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Overview

"Maybe between the two of us we can trick me into being honest with you." A collage of notes written in a sixth-floor men's room, The Sum of His Syndromes is the story of a slightly disturbed young drudge who has found himself at a personal and professional crossroads. There is a job he doesn't want, a girl he does, and a friend who is writing a book. If it weren't for the wise counsel of his therapist, the anomalous Dr. C, who knows what might have happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592992850
Publisher: First Books
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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"...a strangely enigmatic novel which is kind of addictive...With passages that are so well turned they can be called lyrical-and others that are laugh out loud funny. This is the kind of book where we see a bit of ourselves and grimace-but keep reading."

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The Sum of His Syndromes 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bridget3420 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the hilariously witty story of a man, David, who plunges into his life in the men's restroom on the sixth floor. David is dealing the frustrations of a dull job and a woman who completely baffles him. With the help of a friend and doctor, David begins to find meaning in what he once saw as a mediocre life.
cyderry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this ARC book from Academy Chicago Publishers requesting a review. So I dutifully read it. I can honestly say that it is not a book I would have picked up at the bookstore or library because it is not my normal type of reading matter.The premise of this book is a man writes notes while he's in the men's bathroom. That said, it is not short stories or anecdotes, mainly it is a montage of sentences that are disjointed and jumbled with a miniscule sense of an underlying story. David, (the guy in the bathroom) can't decide if he wants another job, a better job, an easier job, or if he wants a commitment with his girlfriend, if she deserves better, if she wants out.... It goes on an on like this and the only entertaining part was one blurb where I laughed. It was: "Frederick Baker doesn't really care for his wife. I wonder what it's like to wake up every morning with someone you're not happy to see." Overall, it was extremely depressing mainly because David was depressed and everything that he thought and wrote were from, what I believe is, that depressed point of view.If you are overly happy and excited and need something to bring you down or put to sleep, this is your book. Just let me know and I will mail it to you tout suite.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
This is the hilariously witty story of a man, David, who plunges into his life in the men's restroom on the sixth floor. David is dealing the frustrations of a dull job and a woman who completely baffles him. With the help of a friend and doctor, David begins to find meaning in what he once saw as a mediocre life.