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Funny, fascinating, entertaining and informative - like listening to an episode of Stephen Fry's QI.

Take a tour through your body and the many ways it can fail in What's Wrong with You?: An Insider's Guide to Your Insides.

Everybody has a body, and everybody gets sick. But unless you go to medical school, the mechanisms behind your medical symptoms remain a mystery.

Why do you get diarrhoea when you’re stressed?

Why do both teenagers and bodybuilders get acne?

Why do you feel like yawning when you’re tired, nervous or when you think about yawning (like now)?

Why do many men go bald, but women don’t?

More than a billion health-related Google searches - more than one in every 15 Google enquiries - are made every day. Ask ‘Dr Google’ about your headache or fever and it will spew forth a bewildering and often terrifying list of possible diagnoses, invariably topped by brain cancer or a parasitic infection. What Dr Google won’t tell you is the infinitely more interesting bit: what's actually going on in your body to make you feel sick.

In What's Wrong with You? Dr Sarah Holper takes you on an extensive tour through your body, explaining how its failings cause your medical symptoms. Packed with memorable patient encounters, cultural diversions, historical oddities and insider doctor secrets, Dr Holper arms you with the knowledge you need to understand why your body reacts to illness the way it does. If you’ve ever wondered why you’re dizzy, burpy, baldy, chesty, deafy or sniffy - What’s Wrong with You? is for you.

©2021 Dr Sarah Holper (P)2021 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A fantastic listen!

Loved this! A fascinating, funny and illuminating listen, with wonderfully dry and witty narration from the brilliant Rupert Degas. Much recommended.

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Interesting facts spoilt by narration

Very interesting and informative in an accessible way, I could have done without the 'funny' asides though. Perhaps they would be less intrusive in a written book, but in audio format they were annoying. The narration overall was overemphasised and 'overacted'. And why was there a male narrator for a female author? It was particularly jarring when he signed off the introduction with "Sarah Smith "