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Read "Psychotherapy as a Kind of Art", from The New York Times Op Ed.
Read "The Cure for Literary Melancholy", from Publishers Weekly
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For those who feel needled by those questions, Jay Neugeboren's "The Other Side of the World" might be the tonic they're hoping for. Neugeboren has written in relative obscurity for decades — this is his 18th book — but the linguistic precision, wry humor and libidinal neurosis contained in his fine new novel put him in good company with the recently retired master."
"Neugeboren presents a meditation on life, love, art and family relationships that's reminiscent of the best of John Updike."
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Based on a newly discovered document by the brilliant if frequently famisht Dr. Sol Farblondget, M.D., Ph.D., P.T.A.
The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas (D.M.O.M.) is a delightful parody of the American Psychiatric Association's "Bible of psychiatry," the D.S.M. (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). In a playful send-up of the D.S.M., the authors--of whom are distinguished writers with deep roots in the field of mental health--through the hundreds of categories in the 1000-page D.S.M. by dividing all mental disorders into two realms: mishegas major and mishegas minor.
And for each of the sub-categories it analyzes—spilkes major (and spilkes minor), yenta, kvetch, alter kocker, shnorrer, dementia-with-benefits, etc.--as in Leo Rosten's classic The Joys of Yiddish, it provides light-hearted anecdotes that not only definitively and memorably illustrate the diagnostic category, but will make you plotz with laughter. The D.M.O.M. will enable readers to transform ordinary tsuris and mishegas—the glooms, blues, angsts, and general chazzerie of their lives--into transcendent and easy-to-understand categories. It will turn kvetching into kvelling, and guilt into gelt, so that readers will learn to live at peace with their inner mishegas, and to treasure its precious and life-giving absurdities.
"I laughed so hard I wet my husband's pants!"
-- Hanna Bat Yenta
"Everything you always wanted to know about the joys of being mishugah!"
"Move over Mel Brooks--this book is the greatest invention since saran wrap!"
"And at 74 pages for only $10--the bargain of your life, and of your machatunim too!"
"All men and women are meshugah, but some men and women are more mishugah than others."
--Gershem Orwell. Funny Farm.
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