My Fair Maladies: Funny Essays and Poems on Various Ailments and Afflictions
Edited by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
Description: Almost everyone has suffered, at one time or the other, from some ailment, real or imagined. In true Pinoy fashion, we all cope by laughing about it, proving that laughter, indeed, is the best medicine. The 64 funny essays and poems in this book are all about the maladies that have afflicted some of the best writers in the country today—from a wandering eye to the big C, from an irrational fear of insects to a full-blown nervous breakdown. They are interspersed with nuggets of information on the illnesses.
Note: I have a poem in this anthology dedicated to Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Virginia Woolf and Maningning Miclat, you get the drift? Hehehe!