Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

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by Jennette Fulda
     
 

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The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’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 headache—and it never went away. So she dealt with it the best…  See more details below

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The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’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 headache—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 “the girl who lost hundreds of pounds” to “the girl who lives with constant pain,” and all she’s had to endure to try and make the pain stop—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 vacation—and doesn’t last nearly as long), to tons of medications prescribed by her doctors to hilarious, sometimes insane advice she’s received from her blog readers. While nothing’s been able to grant her relief, she has gained a new perspective. Instead of dwelling on the “invisible tiara of nails” she may very well wear for the rest of her life, she’s instead learned how to live with the pain, sharing with readers not only how she’s managed to get by, but to laugh—and thrive—in spite of it.

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Editorial Reviews

Many of us have had headaches that just won't go away, but Jennette Fulda had the real thing. When she went to bed on February 17th, 2008, she hoped that her new headache would go away; three years and counting later, it still hasn't. Since then, Fulda has consulted numerous doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, psychologists, liquor stores, and ice cream vendors to cure her chronic head pain, but nothing seems to work, at least permanently. In Chocolate & Vicodin, the author who gave us Half-Assed returns with a personal story about a health complaint raised to the nth degree. A paperback original; editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439182093
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
3 MB

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Chocolate and Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WritermomHB More than 1 year ago
This book journals the writer’s struggle seeking relief from her constant headache. Many headache sufferers or victims of other chronic illnesses would benefit from reading the story. They will be encouraged not to give up. I found the author’s story to be encouraging and in some places, funny. We share many of the same experiences. I recommend Chocolate and Vicodin to all those mentioned above, as well as their families and friends.
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victoria shoemaker More than 1 year ago
Book gave me a headache . Don't waste your money
kybondgirl More than 1 year ago
This book was an okay read for me. It deals with the author's bout with a headache that won't go away (and we're talking months and months and months here). There are some quirky moments in the book and the author obviously has a great sense of humor hence the title. But, I was starting to develop a headache myself toward the end. And, speaking of the end, there's no big, climactic ending to her long suffering. But, if you typically like humorous memoirs then you'll probably enjoy. :)
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