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Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini Paperback – July 26, 2005
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Ah, but this book is a little different. First, some of the questions are given equivocal answers, which is to be expected, since most of what there is to know isn't known. Some of the questions, like "Will using a cell phone give you a brain tumor?" or "Is it true that left-handed people are smarter than right-handed people?" aren't answered at all. Leyner, who is a writer, and Goldberg, who is an MD, have a way of going around the question. I got the feeling that the extent of their research didn't go much past the Internet--which might raise the question, how did this book ever become a best seller and inspire a sequel? The answer, my friend, is in the comedy.
Leyner and Goldberg are a comedy team. While the bulk of the book is in the Qs and As, a good part consists of some hijinks at a cocktail party (thus the three martinis, although Leyner is mostly into Don Julio tequila). A third part seems to be lifted verbatim from their emails to each other.
Part of the fun are those emails because they seem to give the reader a realistic glimpse into the cooperative creative process. It is also kind of fun to read what a doctor writes when he lets his hair down, so to speak, or at least takes off the white coat. However all of this is carefully staged. This is one of those "best seller" ideas that actually worked. These guys trade raunchy humor spiked with some information and lo and behold it works.
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This book is at its best when it is providing answers to some of life's puzzling questions. Some of these questions and answers will be old news to the majority of readers, like the fact that catching a cold requires contracting the virus from someone else and has nothing to do with the actual feeling of cold. Other questions and answers are just as obvious and they won't provide any new learning material. On the other hand, there are a good number of questions and answers in this guide that involve topics I had never really though about in the past. An example is the fact that a woman's natural milk has been found, in some studies, to cure warts. Another example is the scientific explanation behind the causes of bags under the eyes. These, and other facts like them, are usually explained very well with medical sources to back them up.
Now, let's talk about this book's negative points, because there are several worth mentioning. First of all, the humor used in this book is lame and it isn't likely to amuse most readers. To give you an example, after talking about the chemical composition of snot and boogers, the authors provide some recipes that explain how to make homemade snot.Read more ›
It's an interesting premise: there's tons of things people would like to know, but are too afraid to ask. Well, all of these questions are easily answered by a knowledgable person with a little medical experience. But it's the funny, fast-paced format of Leyner that makes this book a success. This is a terrific bookeasy to read, and if you still have questions, give me or your doctor a call.
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Too bad the material doesn't have the cleverness of the title, somewhat disappointing but some readers may find it interesting.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved it! It's very interesting and gives you a really clear idea of random medical questions you've always wanted the answers to. Read morePublished 15 days ago by claudia
Was interesting and full of information. Fun to read and learn new things. Written with a fun twist due to the authors unique point of view.Published 2 months ago by AmyJean Barclay
This is a fun humorous read to pass time. I like to read the entries out loud during long car rides to pass the time.Published 3 months ago by Brittany Hazelton
Ordered this for a Christmas white elephant gift. Love it. I think it will be a great hit this year.Published 3 months ago by Maggie