mystery.One of the most charming and offbeat amateur detectives to come around in years, Hitchcock Sewell does for the undertaking profession what Marilyn Monroe did ... . I usually don't love when non-fiction pop-sciencey books are clearly wrapped up in the personal life/history of the author. After the hours in, it still is a loose collection of rather depressing stories about discriminated individuals without any strengths they could draw from this.DNF at 20% and returned to amazon for a refund. Now all of these people are going to feel different, of course, and the more prejudice the worse it will be. Read if you: Enjoy books like Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon or have ever felt out of place. Then this book is for you , for all of us that have been abused in society for being true to ourselves and our gifts. Perceiving what makes you weird as being what gives you strength can, ultimately, make you happier. Full disclosure: I received an advance copy of Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World by Olga Khazan from the publisher in exchange for possibly writing a review.Full disclosure: I received an advance copy of Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World by Olga Khazan from the publisher in exchange for possibly writing a review.Well, this was a pretty good take on being "weird." A German patrol wiggles through Russian lines to return with details of Soviet defenses. The Behavioral Immune System Quiz 4 Fit in First, Then Get Weird. Khazan casts a wide net on who is considered weird, including those who go against expectations, those who are transgender or live outside of gender norms, and those with physical differences not considered “normal,” such as dwarfism.
There is evidence that thinking about your circumstances in a different way—a process called cognitive reappraisal—can help you cope with challenges better. It's just a collection of many very different stories, so different that the author didn't manage to get deep enough into any of these topics. The star of the Animal Planet's River Monsters and author of the bestselling companion book
The first 2/3 of the book were really well done and I was intrigued by the connections she was making with both psychology and sociology. The author did a ton of reporting in both the published literature and to find individuals that demonstrate many, many, many kinds of differences. Overview & Audio Version Introduction Introduce Yourself 2 How Weirdness Works. I found the stories of liberals in Texas and conservatives in California a little more interesting. And perhaps I'll elaborate on that later on.This was an interesting look at what it means to be an outsider. You Save 7%. And, not a criticism of the writing, but my copy had a ton of mistakes in it--random parts of words at ends of sentences, a few sentences with jibberish.If the author thinks that the book will appeal to 'almost everyone' she's not defining her basic term correctly.
$17.99. I’d really like to rate this as a 3.5, but oh well. Interested in this course? It didn't feel like a memoir, there was enough other substance besides her life, but it felt personal while still at least trying to be objective. Hardcover $ 25.99 $28.00 Save 7% Current price is $25.99, Original price is $28. #Weird Intentional?Editor errors: page 156 (paragraph 1), 199 (3), 235 (5), 237 (1), and 246 (4). it was mostly stories about people dealing with being different and a few sociological anecdotes.This book wasn't what I expected. 1 on hand, as of Aug 22 2:40am.
And many people feel it often, when really they're doing just fine. To paraphrase Sarah Manguso: Outsiders pretend to be insiders and are disliked as a result. As someone who's read a lot of Khazan's journalism in the past, I was pleasantly surprised to find out how funny she is, too! Even though I knew this book was written by a journalist, I realized what I was looking for was something written by a sociologist or psychologist. Not worth $16 for this crappy book. There was decent variety of examples of the ways in which people felt weird (beliefs, background, gender identity,I usually don't love when non-fiction pop-sciencey books are clearly wrapped up in the personal life/history of the author.
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