Chocolate & Vicodin

Chocolate & Vicodin

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The humorous and touching memoir of a woman whoa€™s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years. Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, until one fateful day in February 2008, when she developed a headachea€”and it never went away. So she dealt with it the best way she knows how: by writing about it. And eating lots of chocolate. In Chocolate and Vicodin, Jennette explores her change of identity from a€œthe girl who lost hundreds of poundsa€ to a€œthe girl who lives with constant pain, a€ and all shea€™s had to endure to try and make the pain stopa€”from a bevy of expensive, time-consuming tests, which have taught her interesting facts (for example, that an MRI does indeed cost more than a European vacationa€”and doesna€™t last nearly as long), to tons of medications prescribed by her doctors to hilarious, sometimes insane advice shea€™s received from her blog readers. While nothinga€™s been able to grant her relief, she has gained a new perspective. Instead of dwelling on the a€œinvisible tiara of nailsa€ she may very well wear for the rest of her life, shea€™s instead learned how to live with the pain, sharing with readers not only how shea€™s managed to get by, but to laugha€”and thrivea€”in spite of it.Ia#39;ll stay for the rest of this treatment to make sure you dona#39;t have a bad reaction. I have paperwork to fill out ... I wasna#39;t sure how to use it, and I doubted the drug overdose scene in Pulp Fiction served as a reliable tutorial. I figured Nurse Joan anbsp;...

Title:Chocolate & Vicodin
Author:Jennette Fulda
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2011-02-22


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