Frazer's Hyper-chondriac is caustically funny yet quietly
your husband/boyfriend/brother/dad prone to road rage?
Does he concoct conspiracy theories about sales people?
Ideally, men would seek out therapists and read self-help
books. But most don't. That's why you should give them
Brian Frazer's caustically funny yet quietly moving Hyper-chondriac.
The ex-weightlifter, stand-up comedian and humor writer
details his search for serenity without a whiff of John
Gray-itis. Stressed out of his gourd, Frazer describes
how he investigates various relaxation techniques: Zoloft,
Reiki, yoga, meditation. Some of it worked. Some was silly.
The best part is when Frazer, amid all the guy yuks, slips
in how deeply affected he was by growing up with a mother
who had MS."
first book is the perfect medicine for anyone suffering
from a case of treacly-memoir syndrome. Hilarious and biting,
Hyper-Chondriac recounts the author's lifelong battle with
various ailments and maladies, ranging from minor instances
of frostbite to rage-filled meltdowns. Frazer's reflections
are distinct and laugh-out-loud funny. During a teen rendezvous,
Frazer contemplates how his date, suffering from scoliosis,
removes her brace: "It probably had to involve her
entire family, as if they were an Indy pit crew." It's
that kind of spiked, wickedly funny observation that makes
this sickness-filled book so easy to swallow. A-"
-- Entertainment Weekly
"Read this hilarious memoir about one man's obsession
with achieving perfect health, then call us in the
-- #3 on Entertainment Weekly MUST LIST
a riotous romp through a head case's attempts to find inner
peace for his own bodily health."
-- New York Post
AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN IN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS!
did Brian Frazer take his neuroses and write a hysterical
book, while mine just annoy my family? Seriously, this is
one funny book. Damn it." -- Ray Romano
is an amazing book. It's funny, raw, moving, and original.
And I'm not just saying that because I'm afraid Brian Frazer
will be angry at me if I don't." --
A.J. Jacobs, author of New York Times Bestseller The Know-it-All
Frazer has written a very touching and hilarious exploration
of family, hypochondria, and road rage. How awesome to have
another great author to read." -- Greg Behrendt,
co-author of National Bestseller, He's Just Not That Into
is my new favorite memoir! It was so funny I laughed out
loud, so honest I gasped out loud, and so relatable I immediately
called my therapist. I love this book!" -- Stefanie
Wilder-Taylor, author of Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay
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