Submitter: One of our staff found this gem on the shelves today. It’s so bad, I worry that it’s a joke. My first response to the book was OMG WTF? 111!!!!!!1111!! I never thought that I would want to explain to someone that constricting your anus and having good bowel movements would really not do a thing for their depression. I should mention that a good part of the book are usenet postings and responses.
Here’s a sampling:
“By the way, most of us have to enter The University of Depression in our thirties or forties because of the complaint about opposite sex, parents, boss, money, work or post. After graduation from it, most of us have to enter The Graduate School of Depression after the age of 50 because of the death of spouse, divorce, big lost love, trouble about son or daughter, or loss of health, money, work, post.” (pg. 89)
“Repent is to change your bad feeling. Happy good feeling is power. Happy good feelings can give you a supernatural power, cure diseases, and change your surroundings for better.” (pg. 179).
This should not have made it through our library doors, ever.
Holly: Oh. My. Gosh. I think we just found #1 on our yearly top ten list. It’s unconventional, sure, but mostly it is bad writing with no apparent authority.