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Everything is an emergency : an OCD story in words and pictures / Jason Adam Katzenstein.

Katzenstein, Jason, 1990- (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries.
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Summary:

"Jason Adam Katzenstein is just trying to live his life, but he keeps getting sidetracked by his over-active, anxious brain. Mundane events like shaking hands or sharing a drink snowball into absolute catastrophes. Jason has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental illness that compels him to perform rituals in order to protect himself from dangers that don't really exist. He checks, washes, over-thinks, rinse, repeat. He does his best to hide his embarrassing compulsions, and sometimes this even works. He grows up, worries about his first kiss, falls in love with making cartoons, moves to New York City -- which is magical and gross, etc. All the while, half his energy goes into living his life, while the other half is devoted to the increasingly ridiculous rituals he's decided to maintain to keep himself from fully short-circuiting, Then, he fully short-circuits. At his absolute lowest, Jason finally decides to do the things he's always been told to do to get better: exposure therapy and medication. These are the things that have always freaked him out, and they continue to freak him out. Also, they help him recover. Everything is an Emergency is a comic about all the self-destructive stories someone tells himself, over and over, until they start to seem true. In images surreal, witty, and confessional, Jason shows us that OCD can be funny, even when it feels like it's ruining your life." -- Publisher's description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library GR KATZE (Text) 37801000677664 Graphic Novel Book Branch_Only_6months 05/08/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062950079
  • ISBN: 006295007X
  • Physical Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Jason Adam Katzenstein is just trying to live his life, but he keeps getting sidetracked by his over-active, anxious brain. Mundane events like shaking hands or sharing a drink snowball into absolute catastrophes. Jason has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental illness that compels him to perform rituals in order to protect himself from dangers that don't really exist. He checks, washes, over-thinks, rinse, repeat. He does his best to hide his embarrassing compulsions, and sometimes this even works. He grows up, worries about his first kiss, falls in love with making cartoons, moves to New York City -- which is magical and gross, etc. All the while, half his energy goes into living his life, while the other half is devoted to the increasingly ridiculous rituals he's decided to maintain to keep himself from fully short-circuiting, Then, he fully short-circuits. At his absolute lowest, Jason finally decides to do the things he's always been told to do to get better: exposure therapy and medication. These are the things that have always freaked him out, and they continue to freak him out. Also, they help him recover. Everything is an Emergency is a comic about all the self-destructive stories someone tells himself, over and over, until they start to seem true. In images surreal, witty, and confessional, Jason shows us that OCD can be funny, even when it feels like it's ruining your life." -- Publisher's description.
Subject: Katzenstein, Jason, 1990- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
People with mental disabilities > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mentally ill > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels
Autobiographical comics
Psychological comics
Nonfiction comics

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