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Everything Hurts

Everything Hurts Phil Camp has a problem Not the fact that he wrote a parody of a self help book that the world took seriously and became an international bestseller Phil s problem is he has been walking with a limp f

  • Title: Everything Hurts
  • Author: Bill Scheft
  • ISBN: 9781416599340
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Phil Camp has a problem Not the fact that he wrote a parody of a self help book that the world took seriously and became an international bestseller Phil s problem is he has been walking with a limp for nine months This leads him to Dr Samuel Abrun, a real author who wrote a real self help book.

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    1. It was a complete 'fluke' that Phil Camp (using the pen name Marty Fluke), wrote a best-selling self-help book called 'Where Can I Stow My Baggage?'. Phil is well-aware that he and his book are complete frauds. But what really complicates matters for Phil is that he is suffering from intense leg pain which is causing him to walk with a constant limp and yet, his pain seems to have no physical origin.Phil finds himself in the hospital, about to undergo surgery , when he has a chance meeting with [...]

    2. Let me first start by saying that I did not find Everything Hurts to be as funny as it is declared in the synopsis. The book is hinged on sarcastic one-liners and perhaps some people would find that humorous but for the most part the sheer number of these one-liners spread throughout the book really made it difficult for me to find the humor in it all.What is very true about the book is the irony in Everything Hurts. The story centers on the character Phil Camps, who writes a book under a pseudo [...]

    3. Picked this up a few days ago looking for March, by Gwendolyn Brooks for our in-house club, and Staceyann Chin's autobio, The Other Side of Paradise for my poets who joined me in Bryant Park last Thurs.I laughed at least once every other page, I mean lol, style and I thought I could use a break from these other heady reads.Also picked up Kick the Balls, by this Scotsman, living in California dealing with a bit of culture shock and coaching the "Bad News Bears" of soccer. Promises to be a bit rau [...]

    4. I read this book as I was starting to really have problems with the back pain that had been bothering me a little bit for months. It was just the book for my frame of mind.This is funny book. No question. It's a very satirical humor, which I enjoy. As with most satire, even its most ridiculous moments have roots in reality. I enjoyed both of the self-help gurus: The doctor who claims all physical pain is caused by issues in the psyche. Resolve those, and the pain will go away. The problem is, wh [...]

    5. I know I requested this book for review some time ago but each time I went to read it I could not figure out why on earth I had requested it. Bill Scheft is a writer for David Letterman and writes humor. My husband says I have no sense of humor and I know that in the past I haven't found books that rely on humor at the expense of people to be funny. I still don't know what made me request Everything Hurts: A Novel but I'm really glad I did!Bill Scheft truly brings to life Phil Camp's pain and hi [...]

    6. OK, I knew this was going to be funny with pull quotes from the likes of Lewis Black & Larry David. As a starter he nails what it is to be Jewish (or any minority, I suppose), but especially insightful into the pains of my creed. But what a literary device: the narrator suffers from "Acute Psychogenic Syndrome," so he has to come to terms with the rage that creates his ongoing physical pain. This brilliant way of fleshing out a character makes one overlook niggling mistakes and the incredibl [...]

    7. I wanted to give this four stars, I really did, because it made me laugh. And so few books can do that, but it just wasn't that interesting a story. It was a nice break from some of the more serious books I've been reading and if you're looking for a "cute" read for your summer vacation you could do a lot worse.

    8. This book suffered a lacking editor, who left syntax issues and missing words alone, and a naration style that could at times alienate the reader. However, in the end it wound up being a dear story about family that was worth the read.

    9. This book was obviously written with the intention of being read by a middle aged Jewish man. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I am not a middle aged Jewish man. So this book was somewhat enjoyable, but not really my thing.

    10. This was a clever idea, but ultimately the tone put me off. Once I realized that the author is a writer for David Letterman, I recognized the attitude as flippant, cocky, late-night man-humor. This is why I don't watch late-night talk shows.

    11. Easy read. Somewhat funny. It was altogether a book that should have been better. The ending was way too long and though everything was resolved, that some how bothered me.

    12. Not my favorite of his books (the blurb from Larry David should have been a clue), but still a quick read, well written.

    13. So Bill Scheft wrote this as therapy for his own hip problem. It is marginally clever and rarely funny. Bomb threat at wedding is damn good, though.

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