Bill Scheft's Everything Hurts: A Novel PDF

By Bill Scheft

ISBN-10: 1416599401

ISBN-13: 9781416599401

Phil Camp has an issue. no longer the truth that he wrote a parody of a self-help booklet (Where am i able to Stow My Baggage?) that the realm took heavily and that turned a global bestseller, or that he wrote the e-book lower than a phony identify, Marty Fleck, and the phony identify grew to become a self-help guru in a single day. Phil can't be Marty Fleck. He can slightly be himself.

No, Phil's challenge is that he has been strolling with a limp for 9 months. Phil is in consistent soreness, but there's not anything bodily incorrect together with his physique that might reason such anguish. This challenge leads him to the arguable Dr. Samuel Abrun, a true health care provider who wrote a true self-help publication (The energy of "Ow!") that made hundreds of thousands of individuals pain-free.

So what occurs whilst the self-help fraud meets the real merchandise? Does he get well? Can he hobble out of his personal method to support himself? most crucial, can the reader make it via fifty pages with out considering, Wait a minute. Is twinge i think in my back or simply gas?

Phil embraces Abrun's unorthodox psychogenic theories passionately yet manages to avoid wasting ardour for Abrun's daughter, Janet, herself a physician who has her personal theories approximately, and treatments for, continual soreness. If all this were not adequate, Phil attempts to delve extra into his earlier together with his unconventional psychotherapist, the Irish scale back, whether it capacity revealing darkish secrets and techniques he by no means remembered telling him the 1st or 3 times. To best all of it off, Phil confronts his adjust ego's nemesis, right-wing radio blowhard Jim McManus, merely to determine they proportion a standard enemy -- an analogous family members.

Like Carl Hiassen and Larry David, writer invoice Scheft is aware that the easiest humor is often excruciating. that matches the tale of Everything Hurts and its lesson: discomfort is the last word instructor. by means of the top, Phil Camp, the self-proclaimed "self-help fraud," seems to be the genuine factor. And the genuine factor seems to be mistaken and careworn, yet hopeful. In different phrases, human.

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