• Diary of an Oxygen Thief

  • By: anonymous
  • Narrated by: anonymous
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (554 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hurt people hurt people.

Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer's assistant, and somehow they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He's blinded by love. She by ambition.

Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel but, above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.

©2006 Anonymous (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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an emotional rollercoaster

the beginning I hated him, the middle I felt he had a turning point, the end I wanted to cry for him. A story about the way we treat each other, brilliantly told in a way that makes you reevaluate your own relationships.

the reading was phenomenal.

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Not Sure About This One

I have no idea how to even review this book. First off, if you are offended by sex and profanity, this is not for you. There were parts of this book where I was completely turned off by his misogynist attitude and I kept thinking "what a creep." I also kept thinking that this reminded me of some of the guys I dated in my 20s. But there were other parts that interested me, such as his experience working in the ad agency, his move to Minnesota, and the woman who treated him like he had been treated. And while I cringed at some parts, I also chuckled at some (the mosquito being the state bird of Minnesota and his description of his masturbation techniques come to mind). So, overall, I had to give this a neutral 3 star rating.

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UGH. Yawn.

If you ever want to get inside the deranged mind of an emotionally homicidal sociopath who somehow, deep down, desires sympathy then go ahead.
If I knew who would be writing the other side of the story, I would love to get my hands on her book.
Actually, note to the author: You must really be a true narcissist to think that someone would go out of their way to bother to write a book about you.
My skin is crawling .

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INTRIGUING

The book would've gotten a 5 star rating if i didn't get lost at times on what the author was depicting imagery wise

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I’m glad that this book was short.

(Some spoilers) The man is a narcissist. So basically we’re subjected to this long winded story only because he wanted his book to come out before hers (the girl who broke his heart) did. He’s learned nothing from his past behavior. He wanted to get his crappy story out first. Good on him for getting his drinking under control but come on. Glad that it was a short read.

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Boring

Book was way over hyped. Very boring and tame.
Don’t waste 3 hrs.
No real details and nothing to traumatic. He was mean and someone was mean to him. Booo hoo. No plot or real story.

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A good classic book

I have read a lot about Diary of an Oxygen Thief, and I became very interested with the thought and logic behind the narcissistic narrator. After finishing this book, I was very happy to hear of a 2nd (and 3rd?) sequel to this book. This is very emotional and very dark at times. Truly a seemingly broken man

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I am unsettled

Because I think I wrote this in another reality?

We're all rooting for us, Brother.

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What an asshole

Written very well. I liked the way he went into detail, really made me feel like on of his ex girlfriends. I listened to this book while cleaning around the house and he kept surprising me with his abuse to women’s psyche. However, I enjoyed all the dialogue that went into detail, his conversations with the one that got away, and the beer in the face scene, very classy.

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must read

absolutely loved it. if your into the human mind it's a must read enjoy folks