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The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have (Paperback)

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Leprosy. Norwegian Scabies. Fatal Familial Insomnia. Those are just a few of the totally real conditions you probably already have. Learn the symptoms. Thrill to the prognosis. And resign yourself to the treatment. This handy little book will provide hours of pathologically good entertainment for worryworts of all ages! Perfect for your cousin the science nerd, the morbid teen in your life, or your smugly healthy yoga teacher.

— David

Perfect for your cousin the science nerd, the morbid teen in your life, or your smugly healthy yoga teacher. Leprosy. Norwegian Scabies. Fatal Familial Insomnia. Those are just a few of the totally real conditions you probably already have. Learn the symptoms. Thrill to the prognosis. And resign yourself to the treatment. This handy little book will provide hours of pathologically good entertainment for worryworts of all ages. - DAVID

— From Next Chapter Booksellers' Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Description


Hypochondriacs can now fret appropriately and factually with this pocket guide to more than 40 disgusting, horrible diseases. All entries include symptoms, a diagnosis guide, treatment suggestions, a prognosis, and—if you are not yet infected—prevention tips.

Do you suffer from insomnia?
Not good…soon your whole body might attack your brain.

Are you bothered by a persistent fever and swelling?
Beware…maggots are likely crawling beneath your skin.

Have you noticed skin tenderness and discoloration?
Yikes…a small horn is probably going to sprout from your head.

Because it's ultra-portable, you can (and probably should) have The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have with you at all times so at the slightest onset of an unmistakably fatal-feeling itchy rash, you can simply whip out your trusty guide, conveniently diagnose yourself, and then let the worrying begin.

About the Author


Dennis DiClaudio is a humor and fiction writer, and also an improvisational and sketch comedian. He has had plays produced for the New York International and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals, is an online writer for Comedy Central, and spent several years in the editorial department of Elsevier, one of the world's largest medical and scientific publishers. He is an expatriate Philadelphian currently living in New York. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780760366349
ISBN-10: 0760366349
Publisher: becker&mayer! Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 208