Feeling Amused: The New Google-fu Therapy
January 5, 2012 11:49 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a book that I read parts of in the Hayward Gallery bookshop in London, about 2 1/2 years ago. It was a fantastically precise parody of a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy workbook.
posted by Acheman to writing & language (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I remember sections like a description of a guy's miserable day, which had parts like 'At 11 AM, Gareth walks to the cash and carry to buy a bottle of whisky. He sits down and drinks it by himself at the kitchen table. How would you rate Gareth's level of (a) Happiness and (b) Mastery at this point in the day, on a scale of 1 to 10?'
At the time I thought it was quite amusing, and then I entered The System and was instructed to read many such books, and realised that it was utterly hilarious. And now I can't find the damn thing.
I think in style/tone it was a bit like the books produced by Benrik Ltd
. But I can't see anything like it on their listings. I have spent many fruitless hours trying to google or sift my way to this book (I even looked at about a hundred pages of books classed as 'Parody' on Amazon that were published somewhere between 2006 and 2009.)