You know how it is...you're at a party, you've had a drink or two, and then someone introduces you to a friend. He's a doctor. And it seems like the perfect time to ask all those strange questions you've always wondered about, but never had the courage to ask: Can poppy seeds make you test positive for heroin? What are goosebumps? Why does asparagus make your wee smell? Why do old people get hairy ears? Is it possible to lose your contact lenses inside your head forever? Why do some people have an outie belly button and some people an innie ? Does warm milk really help you sleep? Is it actually possible to get scared to death? This book gives the answer to these and many more questions - pretty much everything you've ever wanted to know - but never had enough Dutch courage to ask!
Mark Leyner is the author of several books, and has written scripts for a variety of films and television shows. His writing also appears regularly in the New Yorker, Time and GQ. Billy Goldberg MD is an emergency medicine physician on faculty at New York City teaching hospital. He is also a writer and artist whose paintings have been exhibited in New York City.