The Emotionary

The Emotionary

N. A Dictionary of Words That Don't Exist for Feelings That Do

Book - 2016
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All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (n. the inability to articulate a feeling through words.). Then, one day, she decided that, whenever she had an emotion for which she had no word, she would make one up. The result of this is The Emotionary, which lives at the intersection of incredibly funny and very useful. Chock full of words you always wanted/never knew you needed, often accompanied by illustrations of hilarious and all-too-familiar situations, The Emotionary will be a cherished tool for you or the world-class feelings-haver in your life. At long last, all your complicated feelings can be put into words, so you can recognize them for what they are, speak their names aloud, and move on. Finally!
Publisher: [New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016
ISBN: 9781595148384
Branch Call Number: 152.4 Sh
Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wertz, Julia


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Oct 15, 2019

I wanted to like this book but it wasn't at all what I expected. I know it's a teen book ( no offense to teens) but reading this was almost a chore like reading a regular dictionary. Some of the descriptions were interesting and even cute but the cartoons were just silly. i don't think I could relate to them but it would be impossible to remember them, much less use them. Not really. impressed with Eden's book at all. Fortunately her TV show "The Middle"is much more entertaining

Cynthia_N Jan 20, 2017

If you are a logophile or a bibliophile you should check out this book!! If you feel like there just aren't the right words to describe how you feel, you should check out this book! I enjoyed seeing how Sher combined the words and meanings to create new words to fit some very common situations that don't currently have one appropriate word! Great graphics too!


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Oct 20, 2017

Flowerygirl78 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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Oct 20, 2017

The titles of the chapters are as follows:
1. Emotional Anarchy
2. Despair
3. Annoying Sh*t People Do
4. Neutral Sh*t People Do
5. Trainwreckonomics
6. Rage
7. For Shame
8. Fleeting Moments of Happiness

Hopefully this helps give you a feel for the type of stuff dealt with in this book.


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