Synopses & Reviews
The Doctor is in...again!
Did the mega-bestselling Why Do Men Have Nipples? exhaust your curiosity about stuff odd, icky, kinky, noxious, libidinous, or just plain embarrassing? No, you say? Well, good, because the doctor and his able-bodied buddy are in! Again! Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, M.D., now take on the differences between the sexes — those burning questions like Why doesn't my husband ever listen? or Why does my wife ALWAYS have to pee? And of course, Why do men fall asleep after sex?, plus plenty of others to keep you fully informed.
Full of smart and funny answers to an onslaught of new questions, all in a do-ask-we'll-tell spirit that entertain and teaches you something at the same time, Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? offers the real lowdown on everything everyone wants to know about all things anatomical, medical, sexual, nutritional, animal, and mineral, but would only ask a physician after a few too many, like:
• Why do you have a "bionic" sense of smell when you’re pregnant?
• Does peeing in the shower cure athlete's foot?
• Is a dog's mouth clean?
• Can you breastfeed with fake boobs?
• Does thumb sucking cause buckteeth?
• Do your eyebrows grow back if shaved?
Bigger, funnier, and better than ever, Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? proves that in the battle of the sexes, as in most things, a little Q&A is a safe, effective, minimally invasive remedy.
"The sequel to 2005's surprise bestseller Why Do Mean Have Nipples?, the latest from writer-physician duo Leyner and Goldberg is immensely readable and educational, but it's also crude and predictable. Like the first volume, this book is set up in a Q&A format, pursuing wisdom both odd ('Do animals commit suicide?') and impolite ('Why do your eyes water when you poop?'). Unfortunately, the hit-or-miss formula is heavier on the misses this time around; many of the questions read like leftovers or magazine filler ('Can you get herpes from a hot tub?' 'Why can we still not cure the common cold?' 'Why do your ears pop on an airplane?'), while others serve only to debunk urban legends ('Do copper bracelets help with rheumatism?' 'Is it true that you cannot die in a dream?'). The strange, quasi-fictitious chapter introductions return, as do transcripts of instant-message exchanges between Leyner and Goldberg, providing a break from the call-and-response format and serving to broaden the lovable doofus personalities of the writers; they also serve to erode the credibility of the authors, whose writing style rife with bathroom humor and always searching for a punch line may put off some readers. Though not for everyone, this should make an ideal gift book for fans of the first volume, or any other wiseacres on your list." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Remember those "Why Do Men Have Nipples?" guys who ruled the airwaves last summer, talking about all sorts of unmentionable body parts, functions, and oddities? Well, they're back with another easy-to-swallow, candy-coated blend of satire and medicine that answers all those questions one would dare to ask a doctor only after one drink too many!
One year after the phenomenal success of WHY DO MEN HAVE NIPPLES?, Mark Leyner and Dr. Billy Goldberg have discovered that there is just no end to people's curiosity when it comes to our bodies' oddities. The number of folks interrupting their happy hour with more questions about stranger-than-fiction medical procedures, biological conundrums, and bizarre sexual curiosities only seem to have increased as they acquired fame as the leading experts of drunken cocktail medicine (i.e. the questions you only ask your doctor after one too many drinks).
About the Author
Mark Leyner is the author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist
; Tooth Imprints on a Corndog
; I Smell Esther Williams
; Et Tu Babe
; and The Tetherballs of Bougainville
. He has written scripts for a variety of film and television shows, and his work appears regularly in the New Yorker
, and GQ
Billy Goldberg, M.D., is an emergency medicine physician on faculty at a New York City teaching hospital. He is also a writer and artist whose paintings have been exhibited in New York City. Together, they are the authors of the number one New York Times bestseller Why Do Men Have Nipples?