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Is There a Doctor in the House?

Say you’re at a party. You’ve had a martini or three, and you mingle through the crowd, wondering how long you need to stay before going out for pizza. Suddenly you’re introduced to someone new, Dr. Nice Tomeetya. You forget the pizza. Now is the perfect time to bring up all those strange questions you’d like to ask during an office visit with your own doctor but haven’t had the guts (or more likely the time) to do so. You’re filled with liquid courage . . . now is your chance! If you’ve ever wanted to ask a doctor . . .

•How do people in wheelchairs have sex?

•Why do I get a killer headache when I suck down my milkshake too fast?

•Can I lose my contact lens inside my head forever?

•Why does asparagus make my pee smell?

•Why do old people grow hair on their ears?

•Is the old adage “beer before liquor, never sicker, liquor before beer . . .” really true?

. . . then Why Do Men Have Nipples? is the book for you.

Compiled by Billy Goldberg, an emergency medicine physician, and Mark Leyner, bestselling author and well-known satirist, Why Do Men Have Nipples? offers real factual and really funny answers to some of the big questions about the oddities of our bodies.


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Published: Crown Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Jul 26, 2005
ISBN: 9780307337047
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Although the facts are interesting the link pieces are annoying at best and truly disjointed at worst, I suppose it's ment to show the mind-set and how they link from one issue to another but a few more interesting factoids would have been more fun for me.Sans link pieces and with more facts they would have probably scored a 4 or more.read more
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Very humorous. The answers were easy to comprehend and actually made sense. I've always wondered why people get the munchies when high!read more
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Long at 217 large-print pages, this unfunny humor book – padded with IM exchanges between the authors in which they discuss, apparently presciently, how much money they're going to make with this drivel. The answers are usually underexplained and sometimes nonsensical. Z. opened it at random to the question "do men need sex more than women?" to which their answer is "yes," because MRIs showed that men were aroused more than women by pictures of people having sex. Z. pointed out that, since they didn't have women read erotica, all that proved was that things that arouse men more than women arouse men more than women. And of course, even had the study actually shown that men want sex more than women, need wouldn't have much to do with it – I have yet to hear of a man actually dying of blue balls. Though it would be funny, unlike this book.read more
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This is one of those fun little books full of trivia. The authors present a number of strange medical questions (admit it, you've wondered about one or two of them), and the answers. The only downside of this book is the IM banter-annoying, pointless, and yet refered to often enough within the text to actually need to read it.read more
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I picked this book up a couple of years ago because the title was just too good to pass up. "Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini" was a quick and hilarious read. Fascinating questions like "Why does sweat stink and stain?" and "Why do people seem more attractive to you when you are drunk?" are just two of the burning questions presented. Surprisingly enough, the answers (OK MOST of the answers) are truly given from the medical point of view. After reading this book, I can only wonder at the parties the author/s have been going to. Of course, having occasionally (in the far, far past of course) fallen victim to tipsy (OK, drunken) ponderings, maybe I can understand...but I would hope I'd never ask a stranger. If you enjoy this book (and I certainly did, as did my teenagers) then you need to pick up the sequel "Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour."read more
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The medical stuff was fairly good - the dialog between the two authors added little of value to the book.read more
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This book is both amusing and informative. A few of the questions weren't really fully answered to my satisfaction, but I did pick up quite a few fun facts. I found the chat intermissions a little annoying at first, but I soon grew used to them and relaxed into the humour break. This book is well worth reading and I will be looking up their other books at some point in the future.read more
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A tongue-in-cheek look at many medical questions people are afraid to openly ask. The chapter openers were rather of unnecessary, yet the IM conversations were fun but could have done without the awkward timestamps.read more
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You know…I got this book because I saw more than a few rave reviews of it on the 50 Book Challenge community…and boy am I glad that I got this from the library and didn’t pay for it or use up a book credit on PBS. For the most part, I knew the answers to the questions already. For the ones I would have been interested in knowing more about, the answers were of the “no one really knows” variety and the remaining few were just not really answered, the question was avoided totally with some humor and they moved on quite quickly. It has a few laugh out loud moments, but mostly it wasn’t at all what the title promises it to be. The questions and answers, while humorously asked and answered are not REALLY answered in most cases or the answers are extremely vague to the point of being inane and useless. It wasn’t an awful read…but if it had taken more than a couple of hours to read this, I’d be pissed…it’s shallow, vague and utterly obvious that the editor/publisher did a pretty slick job with the title and cover, because those are about the most enticing things about Why do Men Have Nipples? I wouldn’t recommend it, except maybe as a quick, slightly amusing read…it’s not REALLY going to answer any of those questions that you’ve got wandering around in the back of your head…and the one’s it does, you probably already know the answer to or there is no answer. This book is annoying in the way that those Discover Channel specials that claim to tell you the secret of the Bog People or some other such unknowable thing…when all they are really doing is presenting all the evidence and then telling you no on REALLY knows…I hate that. The title of the book (like the title of these types of programs) promise one thing, but deliver something significantly different…interesting and informative (or entertaining…and sometimes all three), but not really delivering what was promised. C-read more
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Another book I'd rather have skimmed in the bookstore than actually owned, but this came my way as a Christmas gift a few years ago. It was interesting, and I learned a few things I probably could have easily googled myself if I'd actually had questions about, but it's by no means worth a re-read and could have been at least 50 pages shorter.read more
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Unimpressive. Most of this I already know from former career as x-ray tech, and common sense. Could have been better IMO.read more
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With chapters like - You are what you eat, Body Oddities, All you (n)ever wanted to know about sex, Can I treat it myself?, Drugs and Alcohol, Bathroom humor, Medicine from the movies and tv, Old Wives’ tales, and Getting older – there were no shortage of cocktail party questions to answer.Why do you cry when you cut onions? An answer involving enzymes, amino acids, and ending with a reliable remedy of . . . ordering takeout. Is red wine really good for your health? An answer about research, “the French Paradox”, and studies of the health benefits, and ending with … “So drink a whole bottle tonight. Your bed will spin but you probably won’t have a heart attack.”And there you have it. Mostly real medical-ish answers followed by schoolboy humor. Lame. 2.2 starsread more
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I wish I'd been the editor on this one. The question-answer part of the book was excellent and fun....Who came up with the idea to insert little sideboxes with conversations between the authors? Was it strictly to fill up space? That's certainly what it felt like. I'd have liked more question-answers and less inane chit-chat.read more
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The actual facts are very interesting, though the explanations are usually succinct to the point of being boring. More elaboration would have been nice. The side conversations between the authors and their friends was occasionally amusing, though it usually bordered on inane.read more
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Although the facts are interesting the link pieces are annoying at best and truly disjointed at worst, I suppose it's ment to show the mind-set and how they link from one issue to another but a few more interesting factoids would have been more fun for me.Sans link pieces and with more facts they would have probably scored a 4 or more.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Very humorous. The answers were easy to comprehend and actually made sense. I've always wondered why people get the munchies when high!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Long at 217 large-print pages, this unfunny humor book – padded with IM exchanges between the authors in which they discuss, apparently presciently, how much money they're going to make with this drivel. The answers are usually underexplained and sometimes nonsensical. Z. opened it at random to the question "do men need sex more than women?" to which their answer is "yes," because MRIs showed that men were aroused more than women by pictures of people having sex. Z. pointed out that, since they didn't have women read erotica, all that proved was that things that arouse men more than women arouse men more than women. And of course, even had the study actually shown that men want sex more than women, need wouldn't have much to do with it – I have yet to hear of a man actually dying of blue balls. Though it would be funny, unlike this book.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This is one of those fun little books full of trivia. The authors present a number of strange medical questions (admit it, you've wondered about one or two of them), and the answers. The only downside of this book is the IM banter-annoying, pointless, and yet refered to often enough within the text to actually need to read it.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I picked this book up a couple of years ago because the title was just too good to pass up. "Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini" was a quick and hilarious read. Fascinating questions like "Why does sweat stink and stain?" and "Why do people seem more attractive to you when you are drunk?" are just two of the burning questions presented. Surprisingly enough, the answers (OK MOST of the answers) are truly given from the medical point of view. After reading this book, I can only wonder at the parties the author/s have been going to. Of course, having occasionally (in the far, far past of course) fallen victim to tipsy (OK, drunken) ponderings, maybe I can understand...but I would hope I'd never ask a stranger. If you enjoy this book (and I certainly did, as did my teenagers) then you need to pick up the sequel "Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour."
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The medical stuff was fairly good - the dialog between the two authors added little of value to the book.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This book is both amusing and informative. A few of the questions weren't really fully answered to my satisfaction, but I did pick up quite a few fun facts. I found the chat intermissions a little annoying at first, but I soon grew used to them and relaxed into the humour break. This book is well worth reading and I will be looking up their other books at some point in the future.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A tongue-in-cheek look at many medical questions people are afraid to openly ask. The chapter openers were rather of unnecessary, yet the IM conversations were fun but could have done without the awkward timestamps.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
You know…I got this book because I saw more than a few rave reviews of it on the 50 Book Challenge community…and boy am I glad that I got this from the library and didn’t pay for it or use up a book credit on PBS. For the most part, I knew the answers to the questions already. For the ones I would have been interested in knowing more about, the answers were of the “no one really knows” variety and the remaining few were just not really answered, the question was avoided totally with some humor and they moved on quite quickly. It has a few laugh out loud moments, but mostly it wasn’t at all what the title promises it to be. The questions and answers, while humorously asked and answered are not REALLY answered in most cases or the answers are extremely vague to the point of being inane and useless. It wasn’t an awful read…but if it had taken more than a couple of hours to read this, I’d be pissed…it’s shallow, vague and utterly obvious that the editor/publisher did a pretty slick job with the title and cover, because those are about the most enticing things about Why do Men Have Nipples? I wouldn’t recommend it, except maybe as a quick, slightly amusing read…it’s not REALLY going to answer any of those questions that you’ve got wandering around in the back of your head…and the one’s it does, you probably already know the answer to or there is no answer. This book is annoying in the way that those Discover Channel specials that claim to tell you the secret of the Bog People or some other such unknowable thing…when all they are really doing is presenting all the evidence and then telling you no on REALLY knows…I hate that. The title of the book (like the title of these types of programs) promise one thing, but deliver something significantly different…interesting and informative (or entertaining…and sometimes all three), but not really delivering what was promised. C-
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Another book I'd rather have skimmed in the bookstore than actually owned, but this came my way as a Christmas gift a few years ago. It was interesting, and I learned a few things I probably could have easily googled myself if I'd actually had questions about, but it's by no means worth a re-read and could have been at least 50 pages shorter.
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Unimpressive. Most of this I already know from former career as x-ray tech, and common sense. Could have been better IMO.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
With chapters like - You are what you eat, Body Oddities, All you (n)ever wanted to know about sex, Can I treat it myself?, Drugs and Alcohol, Bathroom humor, Medicine from the movies and tv, Old Wives’ tales, and Getting older – there were no shortage of cocktail party questions to answer.Why do you cry when you cut onions? An answer involving enzymes, amino acids, and ending with a reliable remedy of . . . ordering takeout. Is red wine really good for your health? An answer about research, “the French Paradox”, and studies of the health benefits, and ending with … “So drink a whole bottle tonight. Your bed will spin but you probably won’t have a heart attack.”And there you have it. Mostly real medical-ish answers followed by schoolboy humor. Lame. 2.2 stars
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I wish I'd been the editor on this one. The question-answer part of the book was excellent and fun....Who came up with the idea to insert little sideboxes with conversations between the authors? Was it strictly to fill up space? That's certainly what it felt like. I'd have liked more question-answers and less inane chit-chat.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The actual facts are very interesting, though the explanations are usually succinct to the point of being boring. More elaboration would have been nice. The side conversations between the authors and their friends was occasionally amusing, though it usually bordered on inane.
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