On second thought, though, I can think of a few of my neuroses (past and present):
- I hate having anyone listen to me while I talk on the phone, including my partner, Mr. B. This means I will go into another room and close the door when ordering takeout for both of us.
- I hate straight apostrophes and quotes, and I go out of my way to replace them with curved ones. (I copy and paste the curved ones into all my blog posts.)
- I’m paranoid about getting lost even when I’m going somewhere I’ve been several times before. This is especially true if the journey involved taking a bus. I have this irrational fear that I’ve gotten on the wrong bus (even when I know I haven’t) or that the landmarks will have changed or somehow moved since I was last there.
- I used to make a point of never walking on city grates—I was afraid I’d fall through one. Then one day I read a magazine article that recommended letting go of an irrational fear (or something along those lines). Since then, I walk on them if they happen to be on my way.
OK, so maybe I am a bit neurotic after all!
i am neurotic (and so are you) is an entertaining (and sometimes somewhat disturbing) read. While this is not the type of book I would buy for myself (it has limited re-readability value), it could make a great gift.
To read other reviews of this book, visit these blogs:
A Bookworm’s World • Better with Books • Cindy’s Love of Books • Pop Culture Junkie • Reading to Myself • Starting Fresh • The Routine Ramblings of a Disorganized Perfectionist
Thank you to Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books for giving me this book to read.
What about you? Are you a bit neurotic too?