The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas by Jay Neugeboren
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THE DIAGNOSTIC MANUAL OF MISHEGAS (DMOM) is a delightful parody of the American Psychiatric Association’s “Bible of psychiatry,” the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). In this playful send-up of the DSM, the authors—all of whom are distinguished writers with deep roots in the field of mental health—cut 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.— it provides light-hearted anecdotes that not only illustrate the diagnostic category, but also make you plotz with laughter. THE DMOM 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.

A perfect gift for Mental Health Month (May), Father’s Day, or for your favorite mishugenah friend or relative any time of the year, THE DMOM is sure to keep readers laughing long after the last page is read.

About Jay Neugeboren

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Jay Neugeboren is the author of several works of fiction & nonfiction, including "Imagining Robert," a memoir about his brother, which is currently being adapted into a feature film. A noted critic & writer-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts, he lives in Northampton & New York City. Michael Friedman is a former music business executive & artist manager who has landed record deals for many prominent artists. Under his own record label, Vibra Cobra Records, he has launched the careers of several rock bands. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published June 3, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 76 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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