Everything Hurts: A Novel

Everything Hurts: A Novel

Bill Scheft


Phil Camp has an issue. now not that he wrote a self-help parody, Where am i able to Stow My Baggage?, that the realm took heavily and have become a bestseller, or that he’s been utilizing a phony identify. No, Phil’s challenge is the limp he’s had for months. His consistent ache leads him to Dr. Samuel Abrun, a true surgeon who wrote a true self-help e-book (The energy of "Ow!") that has made millions of individuals pain-free.

So what occurs whilst the self-help fraud meets the true merchandise? Does Phil get well? Can he hobble out of his personal strategy to aid himself? most vital, can the reader make it via fifty pages with no considering, Wait a minute. Is twinge i think in my again, or simply gas?

Phil embraces the doctor’s unorthodox remedies, yet saves a few ardour for Abrun’s daughter Janet—who has her personal theories approximately relieving his ache. in the meantime, Phil delves into his darkish prior with the Irish reduce, his psychotherapist. And to most sensible it off, Phil confronts his nemesis, a right-wing radio blowhard, basically to determine they percentage a typical enemy—the related relatives.

Like Carl Hiassen and Larry David, invoice Scheft is aware that the simplest humor is excruciating. In Everything Hurts, pain is the final word jester.

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