ACTUAL QUOTES FROM POSTINGS AT THE DR. PHIL MESSAGE BOARDS:
1. "i wanted to try and get him to go to counseling because i think it was related to self-esteem issues. we never did but eventually ass of a sudden he changed one moring and now we have sex about 2 times a week...which is good for me."
(ed. note: I know "ass of a sudden" must be a typo, but it has such great cadence that I had to put it at the top of the list)
2. "Are you living your authentic self? I finally do!"
(but apparently he is not living with a seventh-grader's understanding of subject-verb agreement)
3. "I started read Self Matters a few days ago and it was amazing - it was like the book was written about me."
(You mean, written about your . . . *SELF*?)
4. "As we breathe we continue to be in the process of being."
5. "Well, it is true that you can't change what you don't acknowlede but when you look at the question, what am I not satisfied with in my life and your answer is nothing is ever good enough well haaaaaaa how in the world do I change that!!! I mean sure I know it's possible but well yeah I don't know what I am talking about. LOL"
(Honey, go to a *real* doctor . . . now . . .)
6. "Your hopes and dreams are far more valid than your doubts and fears. -Dr Phil"
(Aw . . . you can almost see this in gold, written on a fuzzy kitten poster . . .)
7. "Just curious what the jist of Self Matters is - is that the goal of the book, to help you find your authentic self?? Glad you posted this, I may just have to go out and buy it!!"
(Wow . . . I bet the working title was "How I, Dr. Phil, Will Make Millions of Dollars on the Weak Self-Esteems of Others.")
8. "Our lifes r a constant state of learning.When we learn all we need to learn here, we move onto death which is just the beginning."
(Right . . . because Death is kind of a cosmic Grad program.)
9. "I have had "therapists" tell me that I was nuts and that I had all kinds of disorders I knew I did not have."
(And now you have a "doctor" telling you you are just not your "authentic self" yet. Good choice!)
10. "SINCE MY TRACTOR ACCIDENT I CAME TO HATE MY BODY, ASHAMED OF IT,"
(* . . . blink . . .*)