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This book is told in the same style that's made Jonathan's other book's such a success. I really enjoy the humorous way in which Jonathan writes & narrates his stories. You will never get the uptight boring psychiatrists mumbo jumbo with this guy. His unconventional methods of dealing with crazy situations is hilarious. The blunt way he conveys his stories will have your gut aching from laughter. My husband (who is a police detective) says this approach is what keeps metal health and public safety perfessionals sanity intact. In this memoir we get a voyeuristic look inside the phych ward at a Los Angeles hospital. Jonathan takes us on a journey through the early days of his interesting career working with the mentally disturbed. If this were a T.V show.. Jonathan would be his own unique version of Robin Leach and it would be called lifestyles of the mentally insane 😄.
If you've ever wondered what your tight liped, straight faced shrink is writing in his clipboard? but, not telling you.. It's probably something like this.. What contest in hell did I loose to get a bat shit crazy patient like you? Note to self.. I'm going to need a vodka IV to stay in this profession lol😅.
On a serious note it does take a special type of person to do a sometimes dangerous job like this. I wouldn't want to walk even a half a mile in those shoes. I'd rather be the listener LMAO on the couch about it. Kudos to the people like Jonathan who have the patience for it. I Voluntarily listened to this book in exchange for my honest review. I can't recommend Jonathan Jaye's book's enough. Always more than 5 star listens on a day when you really need a good mood lifter. I also recommend buying How to tell if your friend is a sociopath: and How to tell if your neighbor is a borderline: If I've persuaded you to jump on Jonathan's crazy train be prepared for one helluva entertainingly funny ride.
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What did you love best about Mister 5150?
Great, hilarious stories told by someone who knows how to tell them! Several times, I couldn't help but bust out in laughter.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Mister 5150?
This is very hard to say. These are one episode after another and they are all the memorable.
Which scene was your favorite?
I absolutely loved when he was talking about Uncle Bob but then again, I loved every episode. This was so good and amusing I started it over immediately and listened to it again. I never do that!
Any additional comments?
Jonathan Jaye is a great storyteller who I could listen to all day. He knows how to put words together (including a lot of profanity) to put the best pictures in my head! I love anything I have listened to from him and always find myself laughing out loud while listening with my earbuds in, looking like a crazy person myself! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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