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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

by Mark Roberts, Jeff Vandermeer

ISBN 0553383396 / 9780553383393 / 0-553-38339-6
Publisher Bantam
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Imagine if Monty Python wrote the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, and you sort of get the idea. Afraid youre afflicted with an unknown malady? Finally you have a place to turn! Book Sense

You hold in your hands the most complete and official guide to imaginary ailments ever assembledeach disease carefully documented by the most stellar collection of speculative fiction writers ever to play doctor. Detailed within for your reading and diagnostic pleasure are the frightening, ridiculous, and downright absurdly hilarious symptoms, histories, and possible cures to all the ills human flesh isnt heir to, including Ballistic Organ Disease, Delusions of Universal Grandeur, and Reverse Pinocchio Syndrome.

Lavishly illustrated with cunning examples of everything that cant go wrong with you, the Lambshead Guide provides a healthy dose of good humor and relief for hypochondriacs, pessimists, and lovers of imaginative fiction everywhere. Even if you dont have Pentzlers Lubriciousness or Tian Shan-Gobi Assimilation, the cure for whatever seriousness may ail you is in this remarkable collection. [via]