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Author Frazer, Brian.

Title Hyper-chondriac : one man's quest to hurry up and calm down / Brian Frazer.

Imprint New York : Atria Books, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.1968 FRA    Available
Edition 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Description 240 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary "I'm a hyper-chondriac. My prescription? Whatever you've got. And quickly, please. I'm in a hurry." With these words, journalist Frazer strikes the keynote for his quixotic quest for total wellness--a seemingly paradoxical goal for a young man who doesn't smoke, rarely drinks and never misses an opportunity to floss. Chronicling his relentless search for inner peace, Frazer takes readers on a guided tour of his dysfunctional childhood, marked by an extraordinary ability to contract a new disease almost every month, a disturbing obsession with bodybuilding and a veritable sampler platter of disorders, and cures, of every imaginable type. As an adult, his forays into analysis, Kabbalah, yoga, anger management, psychopharmacology and puppy rearing are all attempts to achieve some sort of lasting happiness and inner peace. He discovers that almost everything works. For about five minutes.--From publisher description.
Subject Frazer, Brian -- Health.
Hypochondria -- Patients -- Biography.
Medicine, Psychosomatic.
ISBN 0743293398

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