The Ideal Self

A woman lives a parallel life in a fantasy world where she's got 5 PhDs and 2 Nobel Peace Prizes. Plus, Godzilla tries to lose weight, and Buzz Goldstein explains why he quit making New Year's Resolutions.

A woman lives a parallel life in a fantasy world where she's got 5 PhDs and 2 Nobel Peace Prizes. Plus, Godzilla tries in vain to lose weight, and Buzz Goldstein on why he quit making New Year's Resolutions. 

Featuring Cordellia Amethyste Rose. To learn more about Maladaptive Daydreaming, visit Wild Minds.

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Godzilla's Food, Exercise and Dream Diary was written by Kate Hahn and first appeared on McSweeney's. Kate is the author of Forgotten Fashion and a contributor to The New Yorker's Daily Shouts column.

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Special music thanks to Rheyne, Musica Para Khaos, Jack Ventimiglia for his song New Hot Shtick from BWN Music, and to Chris Zabriskie and Podington Bear from the Free Music Archive.