Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Stan's Book Review: "It's About Time"

Stan Freberg here. Do you procrastinate? I know I do. Whatever I can put off, believe me, I do. Now a doctor has written a new book on procrastination. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. My friend Peggy Lee once wrote and recorded a great song called "Manana." You know, I'll do it tomorrow. "Manana is good enough for me." Believe me, that's the story of my life. Now, a New York psychologist has written a new book called "It's About Time." Good title.

Dr. Linda Sapadin claims there are six main types of procrastinators. First, the "perfectionist", who tends to be overly preoccupied with details, and fears the project won't meet their high standards, so they put it off.

Next, the "dreamer" has grandiose ideas about what they'd like to do. They wait for opportunities to present themselves, instead of just digging in.

The "worrier" tends to paralyze himself before starting a project with a series of "What ifs..."

The "defier" resists authority. He becomes sulky or irritable when asked to do something they don't want to do.

The "crisis maker" ignores important tasks 'til the last minute, then works frantically to get them done.

The "over-doer" runs around doing a lot of different things without accomplishing very much. They have difficulty saying "no," and complain that they have so much to do, so little time.

I think I fit at least four of the six categories.

Yeah, "It's About Time" is an interesting book, but...maybe I'll put off finishing it.

Stan Freberg here.

Copyright ©1996, Stan Freberg/Freberg, Ltd. (but not very) Distributed by Dick Brescia Associates and Radio Spirits, Inc. "It's About Time" by Dr. Linda Sapadin is published by Viking/Penguin ($15.95, Hardback).