Are you addicted to LEGO? Wish that you weren't?
If this applies to you, you may be interested in a new book called Brickdiction: A seven step recovery guide for people addicted to LEGO, by Bill Deen
Like all good self-help and motivational books it lays out seven principles and procedures that you can apply to your life, in this case to recover from your plastic brick addiction. It says that 'recovery will be hard, but it is possible. Have hope...'
The steps start at admitting you have a problem and end at sharing your journey to recovery with others once you're over it.
I admit that I am addict myself and, having read the book from cover to cover, I'm seriously considering following the programme to get my life back on track. There, I've completed step one already!
OK, so you've just read that and thought WTF? Am I really reading this at Brickset? Surely we are all addicts and have no wish to 'recover'? Who is this Bill Deen guy anyway? Billdeen... building... sounds like a pseudonym... there's something fishy going on here!
Actually, there is. The book is one big joke: it is impossible to recover from brickdiction and who would want to anyway (so it says on the back cover). Now on to the real book review...
It's a light-hearted tome that gently pokes fun at the world of AFOLs. After laying out the seven steps (which are all written tongue-in-cheek) 'Bill' confesses that he's an addict and explains why, and why he has no intention of ever seeking to recover. At 58 pages long, it's a quick, but fun, read. It would make a great little gift for the LEGO addict in your life. You can buy it as a download, or from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk as a paperback or Kindle edition. Good luck on the road to recovery!