Living in Manhattan and working as an attorney, Amanda has a hypochondria disorder.
Every morning she starts her day with a checklist for symptoms and diseases. Assisted by her phone book DD (dial a disease) with all the clinics, doctor offices, laboratories and drugstores, she is always working on her "diagnosis" for that day. Her personal library of health care books is in everyday use. Days without some medical incident are rare.
Whenever she has a crisis, her mother, sister Lauren and best friend Julia try to support her as best they can. Can Amanda take control over her disorder and over her life? Is there a chance to finding a boyfriend who will meet her hygienic standards? Through all her trials, Amanda was a really great character, humorous and lovable. A really enjoyable read. (MH)