This is an electronic copy of the Painful Yarns book, available for download as a PDF.
‘Yarns’ (in Aussie language) are humorous anecdotes containing wit and wisdom – and this book is full of them. This collection of yarns, written by clinical neuroscientist and co-author of Explain Pain, Professor Lorimer Moseley, provides an entertaining and informative way to understand modern pain biology. Described by critics as ‘a gem’ and by clinicians as ‘entertaining and educative’, Painful Yarns is a unique book. The stories involving his travels in outback Australia and experiences growing up, are great yarns.
At the end of each story, there is a section ‘So what has this got to do with pain?’ in which Lorimer uses the story as a metaphor for the relevant aspect of pain biology. The level of pain education is appropriate for both patients and health professionals. The entertainment is good for everyone. You don’t have to be interested in pain to get something from this book, and a laugh or two!
“Moseley is pain management’s answer to James Herriot. This book captures that illusive ability to both educate and entertain.”
“When reading, it is always a good sign when you start to cry from laughing….this is clearly the best book about clinical pain that I have ever read.”
“Painful yarns are about life. The way Moseley turns them into metaphors about pain is brilliant. This is a real gem.””