New Book on our healthcare crisis receives rave reviews!
Only by writing with such humor can readers get such a difficult message coupled with a simple solution.
The answer is to stop wasting money trying to cure things that are normal human conditions.
Healthcare is a difficult topic that quickly puts even the most interested person to sleep when trying to understand where we are, and what the heck we can do about it. Krigman has found the answer – surrounding such a dry topic with his unique humor and over 50 cartoon illustrations by Dan Rosandich, so that it is impossible to get bored. And when the reader stops laughing and finishes the book, they truly understand our healthcare mess for the first time.
In a satirical but humorous manner, this book examines many so-called medical conditions with impressive sounding names that are impossible to spell, difficult to pronounce, and far too confusing to understand. Yet, these problems are often ascribed to people for conditions the author considers to be normal behavior. It’s a ride that’s certain to be enjoyed and may never be forgotten. With tongue in cheek, the author proposes a set of new rules when it comes to medical conditions classified as either life style choices or what the author calls “Fuzzy Diseases.” Life style choices are described as smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, inactivity leading to physical deterioration, and participation in extreme sports activities. Fuzzy diseases are denoted as conditions real or imagined, that have no medically verifiable symptoms, no statistically substantiated treatment, and no medication that has proven to be effective. While each chapter begins with the traditional explanation of these conditions, this is not intended as a medical resource book. This book is a humorous look at human nature, and the sad state of our healthcare system.
The critics love the approach! The following is an excerpt from the Kirkus Review of this hilarious new book.
“A comedic tour…of a variety of mental health issues. Krigman wants humans to appreciate their foibles and follies, to cheer on those intrusive thoughts and see where those delusions lead. The author’s approach is intelligent and caustic, as he broadly sketches out medical opinion on topics such as depression or anorexia, then either whittles them down…or inflates them to the point that readers may wonder who, if anyone, isn’t stressed or anxious.
Trenchant and amusing… and bracingly humanistic,
Krigman will get in your head.”
– Kirkus Reviews May 2012
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Title Mental Health: You’re Only Crazy If It Ain’t Workin’ For Ya.
Sub Title Our Health-Care system in a NUT shell
Author Irwin Krigman
Illustrator Dan Rosandich
Editor automatedediting.com Don Russell
Publisher Quality Books & Audio
Intnatl Dist Frederick Fell Publishers Mr. Don Lessne
On-Sale Date 5-15-2012 –Active
Release Date 5-01-2012
ISBN 978-0-615-56976-5 (9780615569765)
Trim Size 6 X 9
Weight 8.5 oz.
Page count 172
U.S. Price $16.95
Bisac Code Hum006000
Bisac Aud. TRA
Case pack As required
Category Adult Humor/Satire
Web Site www.irwinkrigman.com
Contact: Quality Books & Audio 2500 S. Decker Lake Blvd #30 West Valley City, UT 84119
email@example.com Publicity 1 401 474-9166
By: Irwin Krigman
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