Jon Winokur





Jon Winokur


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August 05, 1947

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Jon Winokur (b. Aug. 5, 1947) is an American writer and editor. Born in Detroit, the son of Martin M. and Elinor Winokur, he attended Temple University (BA, 1970) and the University of West Los Angeles (JD, 1980).

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The Portable Curmudgeon

4.04 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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Advice to Writers: A Compen...

3.90 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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The Big Book of Irony

3.37 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Portable Curmudgeon Redux

4.02 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1992
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Zen to Go

3.66 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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A Curmudgeon's Garden of Love

3.90 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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The Return of the Portable ...

3.81 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1995
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Writers On Writing

3.94 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Big Curmudgeon: 2,500 Outra...

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4.21 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2007
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The Traveling Curmudgeon: I...

3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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“NOCEBO: Latin for "I will harm"; a negative placebo; physical manifestation of pessimism; self-fulfilling prophecy of disbelief. In the nocebo effect, a bad result occurs without any physiological bias. In one study, women who believed they were more prone to heart disease were four times more likely to die of it than women with the same risk factors but without a pessimistic outlook. ”
Jon Winokur, Encyclopedia Neurotica

“SITUATIONAL INTIMACY: Intimacy generated by a shared situation rather than a romantic or familial relationship, as when random train or airliner seatmates share their innermost secrets.”
Jon Winokur, Encyclopedia Neurotica

“GRUBELEIEN: German word for a not entirely unpleasant form of brooding; a sort of inward directed schadenfreude, i.e., perverse delight in one's own troubles”
Jon Winokur, Encyclopedia Neurotica

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