Does your blood pressure surge if the car in front of you turns without signaling? Do your neck veins pulsate when a cashier takes too long to ring you up? Does relaxing seem like it'll have to wait until you're dead? Then your name could very well be Brian Frazer.
On paper, Frazer is the world's healthiest guy. He eats right, exercises regularly, gets plenty of sleep, has never smoked and has missed only one day of flossing in the last five years. But inside he's a swirling vortex of angst, capable of contracting a new malady every month. Once Frazer realized that all his ills were tied to stress, he went on a quixotic quest for calm, venturing into everything from Tai Chi, serotonin blockers and Kabbalah to an unfortunate incident involving pineapple-chicken curry at a Craniosacral therapy session. Never has the road to wellville taken so many unforeseen turns.
Achingly funny, uncomfortably true and always entertaining, Hyper-Chondriac is just the medicine for anyone who wants to take it down a notch.
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I did enjoy the audio version of this book. It was a light 'read' and the narrator was excellent in his dramatization of the different characters.
I generally listen to audible books as I walk the dog and this one didn't require me to concentrate to keep up with what was going on but also, I tended to still keep listening once I'd got back home instead of working. I even listened to it one night instead of watching TV.
I enjoyed this book and found it funny as I could relate to the author/narrator. I'm sure they're are lots of people that feel unwell because they get too easily angry and stressed. The antidotes he tried and the situations he came up against rhyme with me.