Kat Spitzer is the author of "The Happy Hypochondriac" and "The Happy Hypochondriac Survives World Travel." She writes the humor blog, “The Happy Hypochondriac” (http://www.happyhypochondriac.com). She also contributes freelance nonfiction for various magazines, blogs, and e-zines. She is a columnist for The Capital Gazette and also co-wrote and collaborated on "A Thyme to Entertain", a Junior League cooking and entertainment book. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and Vermont Law School. The word “hypochondriac” appears in all of her medical files.