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The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. and Death. - by Gene Weingarten (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Humor

Sub-Genre: Form

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Essays

Author: Gene Weingarten

Language: English

Street Date: September 16, 2009
TCIN: 76981321
UPC: 9780684856483
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-2718
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


When every hiccup sounds like the call of doom, each stomach pang hints at incipient cancer, and a headache means it's time to firm up your last will and testament, The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. provides just the relief you need. Gene Weingarten has spent his whole life immersed in the eclectic details of bizarre symptoms, self-diagnosing every minor ache as a potentially deadly disease. Weingarten examines:
  • The mind of a hypochondriac
  • How your doctor can kill you
  • Ulcers and other visceral fears
  • The snaps, crackles, and pops of your body that spell disaster
  • Things that can take an eye out
  • Interpreting DocSpeak

Blending the neurotic anxieties of Woody Allen, the folksiness of Garrison Keillor, and the absurdist vision of Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten conjures up a hilarious prescription for the hypochondriac that lurks inside all of us.
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