Encyclopedia Neurotica

A glossary of the modern condition


| March / April 2005


addiction memoir
Increasingly popular literary genre in which the authors congratulate themselves for their triumphs over substance abuse.

adult temper tantrum
No longer the exclusive domain of small children, the temper tantrum is now acceptable grown-up behavior, and not just for athletes and celebrities; some management experts actually offer tips on how to lose your temper at the office for maximum advantage.

Age of Anxiety, the
Appellation bestowed on the 20th century by the poet W.H. Auden in his book-length poem of the same title, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948.

anglolalia
The uncontrollable urge to affect a British accent, most often afflicting celebrities (Madonna, Faye Dunaway, Sammy Davis Jr., Kathleen Turner, Jessye Norman) and, for some reason, Reform rabbis.



bad choices
Psychobabble for 'dumb mistakes.'

catalog-induced anxiety
The anguish of envy.














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