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Urban legends and perennial wonders get a witty treatment in this lighthearted guide to largely inconsequential yet intriguing aspects of the human body. Leyner, a novelist whose writing appears regularly in the New Yorker and GQ, and New York physician Goldberg address food and the body (does coffee stunt your growth?), "body oddities" (what are goose bumps?), folk remedies (does breast milk cure warts?), drugs (does marijuana help glaucoma?), bathroom humor (why can you ignite a fart?), medical media (is the show ER accurate?), old wives tales (can lip balm be addictive?) and aging (why do old ladies grow beards?). And then there's the sex chapter-definitely the one where the subtitle is most applicable, with questions like "can people in wheelchairs still have sex?" and "do the kind of underpants men wear affect their fertility?" The book includes e-mail interactions between the authors, which are sometimes funny. Some of the authors' answers are unsatisfactory and, as a whole, this is much more of a humor book than a health one. The truly curious will find better, more in-depth answers on medical Web sites, but those looking for a good laugh will have some fun with this book.
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'The perfect book for trivia junkies' TNT MAGAZINE 'An amusing and light-hearted read' REAL ' --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
It's fun, quirky, and informative book. I loved listening to Dr. Billy Goldberg on dr radio on Sirius xm so I figured this book would be a fun read. I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Karen
The informational/ educational stuff was fine but the bantering between the authors could be deleted without any lose of content or interest.Published 3 days ago by Michael Funk
This book was not nearly as interesting as I expected it to be. Some of the posed questions within the chapters really indulged my curiosity, but then the actual explanations were... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Tlounge76
I bought this book for my sister's boyfriend, I wanted a funny gift that would make him laugh and wasn't too expensive. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Samantha Reeves
It was ok. I was hoping for more. I believe more stories from the E.R. would of made this book more interesting.Published 1 month ago by Joel Grey
Super funny book. I enjoyed the humor, but I also have a twisted sense of humor. This is the adult version of my book....get them together! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol Mona, Author, Mom Why Do My Farts Stink?
The introduction was way too long and boring. It seemed to take forever to get to the part that I actually wanted to hear, which is why the title captivated me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael M. White