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* ? *Y.P.R. 1. What non-hypochondriacal diseases afflict you? Dennis DiClaudio I currently suffer from a chronic case of Androgenetic Alopecia, the effects of which have been devastating and unquantifiable, at times making it difficult to maintain such basic human…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005   |    New & Noteworthy

The Alarmist’s Reference Book of Miserable Maladies That Are Possibly Infecting Your Body at This Very Moment

The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have

Dennis DiClaudio, the noted writer of fact and fiction, playwright (The Writer’s Mind), improvisational performer (Waitstaffer and Caballist), editor ((parenthetical note) and Ducky magazine), Philadelphian (for now), and researcher of interesting infectious diseases (not to mention frequent contributor to this humble journal (and talking typing head for Y.P.R.’s “I Love ‘I Love the *0s’” retrospectire.1)), has finally put his talents and expertise to good use—Behold:

The Hypochondriac’s Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have

Written by Mr. DiClaudio, published by Bloomsbury, and available at bookstores and book-selling Web sites everywhere. Read it and freak out. (Seriously, one in ten people have or have had enterobiasis, an infection of pinworms setting up shop in the sun-don’t-shine section of the colon. Pinworms. Living in your colon. One in ten people. Want to know what a pinworm looks like?
Christ, that makes our asses (psychosomatically?!?) itch.)

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