Yarns (in Aussie language) are humorous anecdotes containing wit and wisdom – and this book is full of them. Written by clinical neuroscientist and co-author of the Explain Pain collection of titles, Professor Lorimer Moseley, Painful Yarns provides pain science for both patients and health professionals and is based on the idea that when you understand pain you will hurt less. Yarns are sourced from Lorimer’s travels in outback Australia and beyond, and the fascinating people he meets along the way. Each yarn is linked to a key aspect of pain biology in the section “So what has this got to do with pain?”.
Described by critics as ‘a gem’, by clinicians as ‘entertaining and educative’, and by patients as ‘bloody helpful’, Painful Yarns is a clever example of therapeutic ‘edu-tainment’. The entertainment is good for everyone – you don’t have to be interested in pain to get something from this book plus a laugh or two!