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I Kill Me: Tales of A Jilted Hypochondriac

by Tracy H. Tucker

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Christine Bacon has a fatal attraction. To all things fatal. A veteran hypochondriac, her near-death experiences are exacerbated when her husband proposes they have a menage a trois with Eleanor, his busty British massage therapist, to "shake things up." Christine reluctantly agrees (although she is more wholesome than threesome), never expecting just how much she'd be rattled. As her marriage to Richard, a/k/a "Dick," falls apart, so, too, does Christine, whose fear of her own demise causes her to research every freckle, blemish, cough, bump, lump, tingle and hiccup. She isn't a doctor, but she plays one on the internet. There is solace for Christine: in raising daughters Lily and Carli, leaning on her friends, and wearing out the shower massager. In order to heal, she struggles to become her own person and to view her symptoms (and ex-husband) as less malignant, while searching for that special someone who will love her--despite her grave condition.… (more)

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divorce, teenage daughter drama, mother drama, fear of disease, starting over, anxiety ( )
  knitwit2 | May 10, 2014 |
I am truly amazed at how much I enjoyed this book. It was well written, well edited and well done. Our heroine is a hypochondriac, a really good hypochondriac. She can go from a sore throat to lymphoma in 15 seconds. What she didn't have a sense of was just how unhealthy her marriage was.
The opening pages of this book are truly memorable. I won't spoil it. But with these opening pages, the reader knows the cancer has taken a firm hold of the marriage and there will be no remission.

This book follows the end of the marriage and how our heroine deals with that and then the subsequent birth of her new life. But ever present is her certainty --though she can be talked down -- that the end is near. The author did a great job of weaving the hypochondria into the tale. She uses fonts and running together of words to help the reader understand just how to "read" the thoughts racing through her mind at a break-neck run.

While I am not a hypochondriac, I actually had a few guilty giggles over, oh, yeah, A,B, C has happened to me and my mind skipped over all the other letters of the alphabet and landed on Z, omega, the end.

This was one of the best written freebies I have read yet. I did cringe at a misspelling or two, a missing word or two but it is evident this story has been edited and proofed professionally. Very enjoyable couple of hours on this one. ( )
  paideiamom | Sep 22, 2013 |
I am truly amazed at how much I enjoyed this book. It was well written, well edited and well done. Our heroine is a hypochondriac, a really good hypochondriac. She can go from a sore throat to lymphoma in 15 seconds. What she didn't have a sense of was just how unhealthy her marriage was.
The opening pages of this book are truly memorable. I won't spoil it. But with these opening pages, the reader knows the cancer has taken a firm hold of the marriage and there will be no remission.

This book follows the end of the marriage and how our heroine deals with that and then the subsequent birth of her new life. But ever present is her certainty --though she can be talked down -- that the end is near. The author did a great job of weaving the hypochondria into the tale. She uses fonts and running together of words to help the reader understand just how to "read" the thoughts racing through her mind at a break-neck run.

While I am not a hypochondriac, I actually had a few guilty giggles over, oh, yeah, A,B, C has happened to me and my mind skipped over all the other letters of the alphabet and landed on Z, omega, the end.

This was one of the best written freebies I have read yet. I did cringe at a misspelling or two, a missing word or two but it is evident this story has been edited and proofed professionally. Very enjoyable couple of hours on this one. ( )
  EllenAvondale | Mar 31, 2013 |
I am truly amazed at how much I enjoyed this book. It was well written, well edited and well done. Our heroine is a hypochondriac, a really good hypochondriac. She can go from a sore throat to lymphoma in 15 seconds. What she didn't have a sense of was just how unhealthy her marriage was.
The opening pages of this book are truly memorable. I won't spoil it. But with these opening pages, the reader knows the cancer has taken a firm hold of the marriage and there will be no remission.

This book follows the end of the marriage and how our heroine deals with that and then the subsequent birth of her new life. But ever present is her certainty --though she can be talked down -- that the end is near. The author did a great job of weaving the hypochondria into the tale. She uses fonts and running together of words to help the reader understand just how to "read" the thoughts racing through her mind at a break-neck run.

While I am not a hypochondriac, I actually had a few guilty giggles over, oh, yeah, A,B, C has happened to me and my mind skipped over all the other letters of the alphabet and landed on Z, omega, the end.

This was one of the best written freebies I have read yet. I did cringe at a misspelling or two, a missing word or two but it is evident this story has been edited and proofed professionally. Very enjoyable couple of hours on this one. ( )
  Ellen1213 | Mar 29, 2013 |
I Kill Me is a laugh-out-loud comedic story that follows Christine Bacon's journey as she navigates her way through a messy divorce and tries to pick up the pieces of her life while suffering extreme bouts of hypochondria. In her debut novel, author Tracy H. Tucker weaves a humorous and lighthearted tale written in the first person narrative told by Christine, who keeps the reader in stitches as she battles through crazy antics and drama that life has thrown her way.

At some point in everyone's life there are intense stress and struggles that you have to deal with, so it is easy for the reader to relate to the struggles that befell Christine. I couldn't help but feel for this neurotic woman, at times I wanted to hug her, and at other times I wanted to shake her and tell her to pull up her big girl panties, deal with the issues and move on! I think the author did a wonderful job of adding a touch of humor to an otherwise serious condition that afflicts some people, it lightened up the story and provided a nice balance.

Christine's journey to start her life over has its challenges: the stress of divorce from a wacker of an ex-husband, teenage daughter drama, a crazy controlling mother, and the introduction of a new love interest. As Christine goes through the ups and downs, the reader is drawn into her world. I couldn't help but commiserate with Christine as her hypochondria spiraled out of control, but there were also some pretty hilarious scenes that kept me snickering as I cheered Christine on when she finally got a hold of herself and moved on.

I Kill Me is an uplifting and lighthearted story of one woman's journey to find herself through chaos and heartbreak as she learns to start her life over.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

http://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/i-kill-me-tales-of-jilted-hypo... ( )
  JerseyGirlBookReview | Jan 31, 2013 |
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