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My Crazy (Sick) Love: A delightful laugh-out-loud romantic comedy

3.14  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Amanda Loeb is a single, intelligent New York City attorney coming up on the eve of her thirtieth birthday. With a stable job, circle of supportive friends, and close relationships with her mother and sister one detail sets Amanda apart from others – she is a hypochondriac. Her medicine cabinet is home to a stock of medications sourced from an actively managed A-Z list of ...more
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Published March 12th 2019
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Jul 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Amanda Loeb is a single, intelligent New York City attorney coming up on the eve of her thirtieth birthday. With a stable job, circle of supportive friends, and close relationships with her mother and sister one detail sets Amanda apart from others – she is a hypochondriac. Her medicine cabinet is home to a stock of medications sourced from an actively managed A-Z list of the best doctors in NYC. When Amanda meets Brian Marshall, a handsome and
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just finished My Crazy (Sick) Love. I didn't hate it but .... This was a hard read for me. The story at times seemed scattered and as if the thoughts of the main character were not coherent. I know she was suffering from hypochondria but mylanta it was too much for me. I wish the writing style had been more precise and organized. It seemed as if it was rushed and thrown together to call a book. Cute, quirky, but wasn't my style.
Andrea Stephenson
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. This was an easy quick read I finished in one sitting.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Crazy (Sick) Love by Drica Pinotti
First of all I want to say I really enjoyed this book from the beginning. It was not drawn out and at the same time, not too much detail to begin with. ‘My Crazy (Sick) Love’ pops you into the mind of a hypochondriac and the life she lives. There were very few parts that had me slow down and have trouble focusing. Which if any book doesn’t do that, I would be shocked. You get to experience her episode s and “sicknesses” with her, and her inner monologu
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: I received this book from the author and this review is my unbiased opinion.

★ ★
My Crazy (Sick) Love exhausted me. One of the reasons I read it was because I was curious about Amanda’s hypochondria. I know I have had moments where I was filled with anxiety and worried that something was wrong with me, so I thought it would be easy to relate to. I was also curious how this mental illness would work in a romance. Unfortunately, it didn’t work all that well for
Kavi Krish
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Crazy (Sick) Love is going to be my favorite read. Initially, the book is a slow start, but once you start its smooth sailing. I have never come across a fiction book where the novel's protagonist has an disease and the story revolves around it. Here, Amanda is a hypochondriac who has no control over her obsessive thoughts on her illness, making her regular like impossible to live. The story is well written and hilarious. Everyday Amanda wakes up, she has a new disease and also convinces her ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
First look at this book, I love the cover and this is the first book I've read that has a hypochondriac as the main character.

The characters in this book weren't my favorite. The main character Amanda was kinda annoying. I know she's a hypochondriac and she knows it but I feel like that's all we know about her. We don't get to really see her personality whatsoever. I felt like she was her mental illness and that was it something I'm not a fan of. I would have killed to see her have a regular day
Auderoy Lin
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was ok

Don't send me flowers, unless I'm dead. And don't look at this as some sort of lack of gratitude (although it may look that way), but how can I thank anyone who sends a biological weapon into my house? That's not a present. It's an attempt on my life! Flowers are like bombs to my immunological system, triggering a very serious allergic reaction in me. No one can imagine how I feel. It's more or less like this: flowers give off pollen, a cloud of almost invisible dust that floats about
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Many thanks to Netgalley and IBPA for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My Crazy (Sick) Love is about Amanda, a lawyer and a hypochondriac, and how she is at the mercy of her illness. I really enjoyed this book for the first half because of the unique style of writing and the humor, but then I got tired of the lack of progression. I liked the character, felt for her, and rooted for her, but unfortunately the story rarely moved forward and was more a series of seemingly endless anecdotes.
LianaReads blog
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I must admit that I had mixed feelings about the story in the quarter of the book because it’s centred so much around Amanda and her dealing with hypochondria disease. I felt that there were to many detailed descriptions of everything she was doing and how she lived her life, but as a medical trained member by day , I can say that it’s been very well researched and it’s important to understand how some people are struggling to deal and live every single day with it because usually we take for gr ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it
🤒 Can hypochondria have a humorous side? 🤔
I will admit, the author's dry, tongue-in-cheek humor in this book was fun. But I did find the story a bit of a slog. I had to keep taking breaks away from Amanda's rambles about yet another suspected dire illness, no matter how amusing her conviction that she's a frail flower on the brink of collapse. I also found malapropisms that made for some confusion as to what the author really wanted to convey.

This read was out of the ordinary and he
Goth Gone Grey
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, dnf, humor
Overwhelming, not amusing or delightful

As a case study of the mania of living as a hypochondriac, this may work. As a humorous fictional tale, it's painful to read. An example:

"Well, you might as well know right from the get-go that although I panic every morning after thinking I have cirrhosis or cancer of the liver and pancreas – just so you have an idea of how vivid my imagination can get – I go right on drinking. I must confess that I also enjoy a cigarette after a good cup of coffee or a
Clazzzer C
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Mu Crazy (Sick) Love recently while on holidays. It's not my normal genre but I thought it was perfect for beside the pool reading. It was easy to pick up where I left off, the story was easy to follow and uncomplicated and plus all of that it was very enjoyable. I initially chose to read it because of the New York aspect, a city I love so much. It was a funny story, particularly because I know and secretly chuckle regularly at a number of hypochondriacs in my life. Amanda neede ...more
Shelby (Grace with Books)
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
*3.5 Stars.
As someone who suffers from extreme anxiety, I found this book to be a very relatable story. Amanda, in the beginning, is someone who allows her anxieties and hypochondria to run her life and make her decisions for her. She has a system, granted not a very healthy system so that she can avoid any unpleasantness that life may throw at her. It takes falling in love and other circumstances to occur for her to see this isn't a healthy way of living and she makes the adjustments needed to
Jul 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a heartwarming read. I have to thank netgalley and the publishers for this wonderful book!
This story is about a newyork lawyer Amanda and the fact that she has a medical condition which makes her feel apart from other ordinary women of her age. Then when she meet Brian things started to change for her. I loved the connection she had with her family. Mainly her mother. This is a unique love story. I have to say that I haven't read anything quiet like it. It was a fun read for me. Hope you'l
Thi Winn
Thanks to the publisher and #netgalley for the eARC.

This novel follows Amanda, who is a hypochondriac lawyer, as she maneuvers her way around New York and doctor offices/hospital to cure and confirm her own diagnoses and find love.

This was a fun and quick read. If you love rom coms and all the cheesiness that comes with it- this is your book! The only thing I did not like was that about 80% of the book is focused on Amanda and her hypochondriac diagnoses. We don't get too much of her and Brian
Aug 13, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Never judge a book by its cover. The cover was cute, the book was bad. Whoever thought a romcom about hypochondrisis without proper knowledge and sensitivity was a good idea... I cannot stress enough that love is not a cure all for mental illness. The relationships were flat and the main character not compelling enough to carry a novel.
This book wasn't for me, but maybe some will like it .
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

Sarah Pring
I love the idea of this book, a woman trying to live a normal life while dealing with a mental illness like hyperchondria. There were some great parts, and the writing was fun and lighthearted while also exploring the challenges Amanda faces. But it was a struggle to keep going at times. As much as I wanted to enjoy this, I found Amanda frustrating and the idea of love being the cure to mental health problems just glosses over the real causes of her struggles.
Deana Ferrusi
Jul 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
So much nope

If I could give this book zero stars, I would. Not only is the protagonist a vapid little brat, the author somehow found it amusing to have her idiot heroine be bitten by a pit bull. Way to perpetuate a stereotype, one that's gotten thousands of innocent animals murdered. I am completely disgusted.
Andrea Bail
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did enjoy read this book, as I know the writer I was reading and imagine that was her the main character, ( sorry Drica) I’m excited to read the other books of you as well! Well done dear!

I recommend this book for those like a nice romance with some comedy as well.
I like romance books.
This book will have the Number 2?
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read a quick, humorous, and feel good story. It caught my eye because the story centers around a character that is a hypochondriac.
I don’t think I have come across this before, at least not in the depth and detail in this novel. I liked getting to know a little more about hypochondria. All around I would recommend this book.
Alicia Unterreiner
This is a cute romantic comedy that is well written with a very serious subject matter: hypochondria.

The subject matter is written in a informative/learning way so that if the reader wasn't familiar they might learn while reading.

The story is quite funny and well written.

Thank you Girls Can Books & NetGalley for the ARC of the book!!!
Ruth Caves
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it

This story reminded me of my crybaby sister. So many complaints that need to be fixed immediately with a pill. You get tired of listening to it very quickly. Despite the imaginary problems these people can manage to find living support. Just proves that there is somebody out there for everyone.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Don’t waste your time or money on this one!

The author tried to put ideas into words that might have been more funny in her own mind than on paper. The story was interrupted with useless thoughts weaved into each chapter not really making sense. This was really not a good read.
Kathy Davie
Aug 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
I couldn't take it. The main character is such a whiner it make my teeth ache.
Nicole Pinto
I found this book pretty hilarious at times and also I could totally relate as I tend to be a bit of hypochondriac myself! The author definitely researched well. Thank you to netgalley for the arc.
Jeanne Johnston
Jul 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry, but the hyper inner dialogue of a hypochondriac is anything but "delightful" or "laugh-out-loud." I don't have patience to go further than 8%.
Amanda Yates
Definitely a book that looks at the world a little differently than most. It was a little hard to get into at first because you had to wrap your head around what the main character was going through.
S.A. Krishnan
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beautiful hilarious romance which makes you feel warm at the end. Lovely read.
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Drica Pinotti, a Brazilian-born author, has been taking the literary world by storm with her witty perception of the modern female. With fifteen books published in Brazil and Portugal. She is, now, debuting in America with her first romantic comedy, a hilarious New York fairytale titled ‘My Crazy (Sick) Love.’
“I’ve been able to make totally insane associations. I can transform a simple toothache into maxillary cancer. An itchy elbow becomes an urticarial eruption, and a simple sneeze, pneumonia. That’s why I have already thought about joining a help group, like HA – Hypochondriacs Anonymous" Amanda Loeb” 0 likes
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