Hey, life is about more than breastfeeding or NOT as the case may be. Let’s talk about happy things. Like how insanely chubby and munchable my daughter’s thighs are. Packed with nutritional value too. In fact, I think due to eating her thighs, my bad cholesteral has gone down 30 points and my liver is funtioning like a fourteen-year-olds. Something to consider for you health nuts out there.
Today, I would like to highly recommend a hilarious book that happens to be written by a friend of mine. But I know lots of people who write books and I don’t go on and on about them. Sure, I say “I liked your book. Very much.” but I don’t get on my computer and start typing out compliments like they’re Jelly Bellies. The book we’re talking about here is called Hyper-Chondriac – by Brian Frazer. Brian and I worked together for a period of time in a small windowless office and got to know each other quite well. From what I knew of him then, he was so funny he made the job worthwhile, generous to a fault, gentlemanly, compassionate but with the lowest threshold for frustration of any man I’d ever met. In short, I loved him and related to him.
So years later, he’s happily married, truth be told still a bit hyper but…working on himself like a beast which is way more than you can say for most assholes in LA who think the problem relies solely with “the other assholes.”
Let’s get to the book. It’s all about how Brian decided that his road rage, irrational anger at things and people that don’t act in an orderly manner, might be his problem. He started taking Zoloft ( a drug I have a bestfriendship with) mixing the dose around like I experiment with spices and finally coming to something fairly close to a working dose. But the funny part is all the ways he tries to calm down. Things that make me want to kill myself. Yoga (with a 100 year old instructor who didn’t show up half the time), special diets I don’t begin to understand, Tai Chi and the funniest, a silence retreat he made it through twenty minutes of. I loved this book because unlike all that “The Secret” bullshit (sorry for you Secret lovers out there but COME ON) Brian actually wanted to get better but knew there were no shortcuts. And he’s such a cynic that, if you’re anything like me, and if you’re reading this blog you are, you will find this book the funniest thing you’ve maybe ever read. And you might learn something too. I didn’t but I never learn anything. That’s what sucks about me.
So remember, Hyper-Chondriac. Give it to someone you love…or are just worried about.