Now that you’ve read the introductory pages, what’s left? Here’s a little (useless) information. And a quiz.
1. (Useless) Information
Want to know more about the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery (WW) without having to think too much? This list is made for you.
- WW uses big vocabulary. The workbook is littered with big words like “antidisestablishmentarianism,” which is an ongoing theme in addiction, whatever it means.
- WW curses all the time. No, really, we do. Damn them words. All friggin’ cuss words have been removed, except for the occasional “damn” and “hell.” And, Christ, the explicative “Christ” is used
twice threefour times.
- None of WW’s cartoons are childish. That’s not true. The cartoons are very childish, but childish cartoons are approved for adults too. In formal studies, 9/10 readers felt a sense of completion and jocularity at the sight of childish cartoons. But if you find children wandering about, please alert the authorities. We don’t want to know about them. They’re definitely not ours. And, holy moly, there are too many swear words.
- WW is NOT dumbed-down. It isn’t. The book digs deep and begs the reader accompany it. However, there’s no clinical jargon. If you find vocabulary that doesn’t belong, like references to “dialectical behavioral therapy” or “chain analysis,” groan and cross them out. There’s no need to use the these words when one can say “let’s figure out why you relapsed so you can do things differently next time.” That’s antidisestablishmentarianism. We think.
2. Post-reading quiz
Random trivia and other stuff. Choose as many answers as you want.
1st Question: Which of the following medications is bad for people with addiction?
(f) Stay away from Oxycontin
2nd Question: True or False. It’s illegal to give alcohol to a moose in Fairbanks, Alaska.
(c) Depends on the season.
(d) Depends on the moose.
(e) The plural of moose is meese.
(f) What does (e) have to do with the statement? Now I’m confused.
(e) I’m just saying.
(d) Meese? No such thing as meese. And I still think it depends on the meese… I mean…. damn it, now you’ve got me doing it.
3rd question: The authors’ goals include which of the following?
(a) To help people quit using, stay clean, and find a future they love
(b) To get a chuckle from time to time
(c) To end all wars, establish world peace, find a cure to cancer, and discover a universal language that pulls mankind together, allowing for indefinite friendship and kindness and collaboration. We’ll advance. There’ll be a new Renaissance. We’ll start exploring space like they do in Star Trek.
(d) The authors goals are secret but she uses subliminal messages to get things done.
First question: (b,e,f,g) Oxycontin is not used to treat addiction.
Second question: (a) This is true. Please don’t give alcohol to moose. Also, the plural of “moose” is “moose.” The next question: is it a “herd,” “fold,” “swarm” or “gaggle” of meese?
Third question: The author isn’t sure anymore. We like the recovery and chuckle part (a,b). We even thought of writing a Weird and Wacky Workbook to Find World Peace, Cure to Cancer, Universal Language, and Other Nice Things, but that joke is getting old (c). For (d) We don’t claim any secret goals and deny the use of subliminal messages [FOLLOW OUR WEBSITE, FOLLOW OUR WEBSITE]. Anyway, occult messages are mean and beyond our know-how. [LIKE LIKE LIKE US ON FACEBOOK]. So the right answer is (a, b, and c). [AND TELL EVERYONE HOW WONDERFUL WE ARE].
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