Stressed out? Wringing your hands? Great! You're on the path to success, enlightenment, and happiness. Author Ellis Weiner and illustrator Roz Chast, experts in the field of fretting, reveal how to maximize worry, harness its power, and achieve personal goals -- wealth, great sex, safer driving, and world travel. Through focused worrying, dedicated practitioners not only lose weight, they even control exactly where they will shed the pounds. And if they're pregnant, they can worry for two! Let us now abandon our quest for inner peace and embrace that gnawing tension!
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Ellis Weiner has been apprehensive most of his life while writing for National Lampoon, the Paris Review, Spy, and the New Yorker. He now lives and worries in Pennsylvania.
Roz Chast's illustrations have appeared anxiously in the New Yorker since 1978.
"Worry is fear harnessed to imagination." With this brilliant re-definition of an old bugaboo, Weiner begins this perfectly pitched spoof of the lifestyle how-to. The New Yorker and National Lampoon writer "has been apprehensive most of his life," notes his publisher, thus he knows whereof he writes. The "motivational" text is accompanied by sidebars delineating types of worry (fretting, brooding, etc.) and the number of calories burned by worrying about particular things (e.g., 311 calories burned for worrying about destruction of the ozone layer). You can, Weiner shows, worry your way to wealth and health, not to mention happiness. So if you’re worried about your worrying (too much? not enough?), relax and have a laugh with this book instead.
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