Encyclopedia Neurotica

Jon Winokur; Foreword by Richard Lewis

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We live in an Age of Anxiety. The events of modern life have overwhelmed the average homo sapiens until getting from Point A to Point B without being overcome by neuroses is a practical impossibility. Enter: the comic safety valve. Encyclopedia Neurotica is a delightful garden of the ills that beset modern man. Entries include excerpts from both popular and arcane published works, as well as original definitions, essential terms and the occasional cutting-edge concept, such as "celebriphilia, the pathological desire to sleep with a celebrity, suffered chiefly by groupies."
Some samples from Encyclopedia Neurotica:
--Abyss, the: the yawning unfathomable chasm of existential terror
--Acquired Situational Narcissism: a condition characterized by gradiosity, lack of empathy, rage, isolation and substance abuse; mainly afflicts celebrities, who tend to be surrounded by enablers
--Denial: unconscious defense mechanism that numbs anxiety by refusing to acknoweledge unpleasant realities
--Manic Run: prolonged state of optimism, excitement and hyperactivity experienced as part of bipolar disorder

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Jon Winokur; Foreword by Richard Lewis

Jon Winokur is the author of various reference books and anthologies, including The Portable Curmudgeon, The Rich Are Different, Ennui to Go, and The War Between the State. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

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Encyclopedia Neurotica
Jon Winokur; Foreword by Richard Lewis

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2006
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ISBN: 9780312325015
ISBN10: 0312325010
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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