Petit dictionnaire des idées reçues sur la folie et autres considérations
In a format as original as its content, the Petit dictionnaire can claim to be a true pocket dictionary. It can be consulted discretely even in the most embarrassing situations, because nobody is safe from a relapse… In fact, believing that you have no prejudices about what is trivially called madness is proof of a lack of understanding about the subject. Each page contains a part of a flipbook based on a work by Sylvie Cotton entitled Happy Fake, which deals with the “generalized prescription to always seem happy.”
With its bitter-sweet treatment, its unusual format, and its easy going style, the Petit dictionnaire des idées reçues sur la folie et autres considérations becomes a precious tool for soliciting debate, provoking discussions, and diminishing prejudice toward mental health.
Given the steady enthusiasm, and after two sold out re-printings, and 5,000 copies sold, Folie/Culture proceeded with a third printing of its little dictionary thanks to support from the Ministère de la Santé and des Services sociaux du Québec.
2005, 288 pages, 4 cm. high x 11.5 cm. x 1.5 cm.