뉴욕의 응급실 내과의사인 빌리 골드버그와 유명한 유머 작가 마크 레이너가 공동 집필한 책. 모닝커피를 안 마시면 머리가 왜 띵한지, 여자는 왜 생리 때 초콜릿에 열광하는지, ...
콘텍트렌즈가 머리 뒤쪽에 가 있을 수도 있는지.. 등등, 골드버그 박사가 지난 10년간 수많은 환자들에게 받은 엉뚱하고 기상천외한 질문들을 유머 작가 레이너가 번뜩이는 재치와 해학으로 풀어써 독자들의 흥미를 자극한다. 2005년 출간되자마자 뉴욕과 워싱턴 등 미국의 주요 도시 서점가에서 날개돋친 듯 팔려 25주 동안 전 세계적으로 100만 부가 팔린 책이다.Do microwaves cause cancer? Is it bad to crack your knuckles? Written by a top physician and a top-notch humorist, this fascinating, silly, and downright educational reference book sets the record straight on the myriad folk remedies, urban legends, and "proven cures" that everybody's heard about.Is There a Doctor in the House? Say you're at a party. You've had a martini or three, and you mingle through the crowd, wondering how long you need to stay before going out for pizza. Suddenly you're introduced to someone new, Dr. Nice Tomeetya. You forget the pizza. Now is the perfect time to bring up all those strange questions you'd like to ask during an office visit with your own doctor but haven't had the guts (or more likely the time) to do so. You're filled with liquid courage . . . now is your chance! If you've ever wanted to ask a doctor . . . -How do people in wheelchairs have sex? -Why do I get a killer headache when I suck down my milkshake too fast? -Can I lose my contact lens inside my head forever? -Why does asparagus make my pee smell? -Why do old people grow hair on their ears? -Is the old adage "beer before liquor, never sicker, liquor before beer . . ." really true? . . . then "Why Do Men Have Nipples? is the book for you. Compiled by Billy Goldberg, an emergency medicine physician, and Mark Leyner, bestselling author and well-known satirist, "Why Do Men Have Nipples? offers real factual and really funny answers to some of the big questions about the oddities of our bodies. [예스24 제공]
It's a great read (we have it in our bathroom) for quirky questions with honest answers...not to mention the banter of the authors with each other as they chat online (transcripts in the book). Well written, interesting useless AND useful knowledge,It's a great read (we have it in our bathroom) for quirky questions with honest answers...not to mention the banter of the authors with each other as they chat online (transcripts in the book).
Well written, interesting useless AND useful knowledge, and great for a laugh!