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The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death.

The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death.

Introduction by: Dave Barry
When every hiccup sounds like the call of doom, each stomach pang hints at incipient cancer and a headache means its time to firm up your last will and testament, THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S GUIDE 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 the hypochondriac
- How your doctor can kill you
- Ulcers and other visceral fears
- The snap, crackle and pops of your body that spell disaster
- Things that can take an eye out
- Interpreting DocSpeak
THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S GUIDE is 'flat out the funniest book on hypochondria ever written' New York Daily News.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684856483 | 
  • April 2002
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Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten is a nationally syndicated humor columnist and a Pulitzer Prize–winning staff writer for The Washington Post. He lives in Washington, DC.

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