Bergers Book Reviews

Everything Hurts

Author: Bill Scheft
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-4165-9934-0
Pages: 288
Price: $24.00

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Phil Camp never intended to become a self-help guru. All he wanted to do was come up with the money to pay off his ex-wife. But when Where Can I Stow My Baggage? becomes an instant hit, his career suddenly takes off.

Phil doesn’t want anyone to know he’s the genius behind the pseudonym of Marty Fleck. Everything is going fine, as the book turns into a regular column, Baggage Handling. But then one day Phil develops a strange and unexplained limp, and he’s forced to turn to a real self-help guru for answers.

His journey through the layers of pain lead him to the Irish Shrink, who helps him unravel his past and try to make sense of it all. Phil uncovers several disturbing and shameful events, and an undercurrent of rage runs through it all–the rage that’s causing him so much pain.

Everything Hurts is the humorous account of how Phil Camp comes to terms with his past and his pain. But there’s more to this story than just laughs, as he delves into the healing of age-old family rifts. After reading this book, you’ll never look at your past, your family, or your pain the same way.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

October 5, 2009 - Posted by | humor

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