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It's Not Me, It's You: Impossible perfectionist, 27, seeks very very very tidy woman | [Jon Richardson]

It's Not Me, It's You: Impossible perfectionist, 27, seeks very very very tidy woman

A control freak looks for love (women who leave wet teaspoons in sugar bowls need not apply). ‘I haven’t woken up with a cup of tea by the bed for seven years. It seems such a small thing but it’s one of a thousand things I miss about having someone around to take care of me. I have spent my entire adult life getting things the way I want them and all I want now is someone to give it all up for.’ Jon Richardson. Is your filing faultless? Your CDs, apostrophes, cutlery all in the right places?
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A control freak looks for love (women who leave wet teaspoons in sugar bowls need not apply). ‘I haven’t woken up with a cup of tea by the bed for seven years. It seems such a small thing but it’s one of a thousand things I miss about having someone around to take care of me. I have spent my entire adult life getting things the way I want them and all I want now is someone to give it all up for.’ Jon Richardson. Is your filing faultless?

Your CDs, apostrophes, cutlery all in the right places? Can you eat a biscuit in the correct way? Then Jon Richardson (single for seven years and counting) could be your ideal man…Living alone in a one bedroom flat in Swindon, 27 year old Jon has had far too much time on his hands to think. In fact to obsess. About almost everything. Jon’s obsessive compulsive personality disorder has seen him arrange the coins in his pockets in ascending size and colour code his bookshelves. It takes him less than 90 seconds to locate a receipt for a pair of shoes he bought in 1997.

Over to the filing cabinet and R for receipts, S for shoes. But Jon doesn’t want to be like this, in fact he would quite like to share his life with someone. But who could that someone be? Someone like himself, a quarrelsome perfectionist only with breasts and less body hair? Absolutely not. But who exactly is Jon looking for and where will he find her? Faced with a loveless future filled with his own peculiar quirks and perfectionism, Jon sets about his search for The One. The question is, will he mind her keeping the knives to the left of the forks in the cutlery drawer or organising the CDs by genre and not alphabetically?

©2011 Jon Richardson (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Listening to this book was a surreal experience. You're laughing and almost crying on every page. Jon Richardson's humour takes you totally by surprise, he's so honest and different to other comedians.

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    Like me you might be sitting there wondering whether or not to buy this book. The author is funny on TV so i thought I'd buy it and I'm glad I did. Its perhaps the best audio book that I've listened to. Its not an autobiography but its a charming, laugh out loud and wonderful story about someone dealing with being an perfectionist. It gives great insight into the mind of someone with OCD - some positive points, some negative but always with humility.
    I can't recommend this book enough.

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    9/12/12
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    "A must for all Jon Richardson fans"

    As an obsessive fan of jon's i felt seriesly compeled to buy this. as well as the kindle version of course. a great read from start to finish. if you like jon then you will love this. if you don't like jon or know jon then you will probobly still enjoy this. it is a tour around his twisted mind and philosophies which is quite simple difficult to put down. buy this book.

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    "Interesting, honest, a little sad, a little funny"

    While enjoyable for the most part, I found this book somewhat depressing. Certainly worth a read if you too suffer from OCD - it'll give you some perspective - and worth a read if you're around someone with OCD - as you'll probably find they're not so bad after all.

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