I do not consider myself a hypochondriac.
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However, we've all had those moments where our imagination can run wild, making this a relatable story for everyone. I highly recommend it!! I had a public transportation "moment" where I was laughing hysterically and could not contain myself on a packed train which made me laugh all the harder.
Well written, funny and heart wrenching all at the same time! She had quite the complicated life, for sure. There's a lot here to keep your interest, esp for the 30somethings who can relate to the time frame. Loved it. They are all Very funny, they all make you wince occasionally, and they are all undeniably well-written. Spitzer's chapters pick your favorite will make you want to write, will make you want to think twice when you feel a pain or notice a spot or lump, and will make you want to read her next book.
What's next, Kat? Having hypochondriac tendencies myself, I found that I was able to relate to the stories. Spitzer does a wonderful job showing that life can throw you a curve ball, but it is how you react to it that affects whether it is a negative or positive experience. It shows that being afraid of the health issues that surround us does not have to be debilitating.
If you are looking for a fun, hilarious, entertaining read, this is definitely the book for you! I would recommend it to anyone. View 2 comments. Sep 30, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: humor , memoir-biography , psychology-social-work. Particularly when said situations are those that are quite relevant to my own life. As Spitzer and other wise memoir authors so often highlight, humor is just about the best friend you could ask for if the lovely Miss Hypochondria just so happens to be one of your demons.
Funny can often trump pain and fear; even if only for a few moments. Watch a George Carlin special and get back to me. Breathe, block all the online medical websites, and watch endless YouTube videos of kittens and poop jokes. It will all be okay. Or at least until you die. Jul 01, Brenna rated it it was ok. I started reading this book thinking it would be written about a character that at least once a page looked at something and decided they were going to die.
I was surprised by a book that was instead filled with sad stories with twists of humor swirled in to the relatable mishaps. I had an enjoyable time laughing along with the book at the happy moments and was saddened when things did not go according to the original plan. Overall I had a smile on my face and had a considerably hard time putti I started reading this book thinking it would be written about a character that at least once a page looked at something and decided they were going to die.
Overall I had a smile on my face and had a considerably hard time putting the book back down.
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Jul 11, Megan rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed The Happy Hypochondriac. The author has this spunky sense of humor that makes the book not as serious as you would think it'd be. That being said, there are some really sad moments.
There are also some hilarious parts, especially in the author's childhood that just make you think, "Poor girl! Sep 05, Lauri rated it it was amazing.
The Happy Hypochondriac by Kat Spitzer
Really enjoyed this book. Kat is a great writer She shared so openly her tough battle with hypochondria I laughed out loud a lot :0 Had the privilege of meeting her tonight at my book club. Neat person and so down to earth! Great read! Gail Rand rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Caitlin Collette rated it it was ok Apr 05, Lisa Lauer rated it it was amazing Jan 07, MJ rated it really liked it Nov 01, Khalil Baharulalam rated it really liked it May 17, Lynn Daue rated it really liked it Mar 22, Jess rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Ryan Dickey rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Catherine rated it liked it Jul 11, Nicole Galloway-Miller rated it really liked it Jul 22, Rebecca rated it it was amazing May 20, Jennifer Peacock rated it really liked it Mar 21, Aubrey rated it it was ok Feb 22, Allyson Dickey rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Barbara rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Terech rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Molly rated it really liked it Apr 12, Dana rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Laurie marked it as to-read Oct 18, Sweetpea marked it as to-read Apr 17, Patrice marked it as to-read Nov 14, Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Apr 24, Stephanie marked it as to-read Feb 14, Sylvie marked it as to-read May 29, Jackie marked it as to-read May 29, Shahrun marked it as to-read May 30, Preferably never.
I also own a book called How Not to Die , which contains very sensible nutrition advice, although the title is not entirely ironic. So I click the link for the above article and read for one reason only: to check the symptoms. If I have had any similar ones.
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