Finding Laughter: Books on my Laughter Bookshelf (day 4)
There are at least 100 books involving laughter . . .
- memoirs of comedians
- children’s books
- collections of humourous stories and jokes
- scientific investigations
- how to’s on how to be funny.
I’ve ordered books from my library system that deal with laughter. So far I have 14 books on my laughter book shelf. And there are several more to pick up from the library.
- Basically the plan is to read and see what I learn.
- I will share the pertinent tidbits.
- I don’t really know what I am looking for because I have never studied this topic and I don’t know what it is I don’t know.
- I am hoping the end result is that these readings help me to laugh more on a daily basis.
After the jump is the initial list of books on my laughter bookshelf. I won’t have a chance to read all the below this month. So I will pick those that look most germane to digest and report on.
Your Turn . . . Can you recommend a “laughter” book?
Related Internet Posts . . . 32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud … I haven’t read even ONE of these. Have you?
I am joining 100’s of others at #write31days to write every day in October on a single topic. My topic is 31 Days of Finding Laughter. I will spend time each day studying laughter to see if I can improve my laughter quotient.
Go here for the landing page which has all the posts in one spot.
Read, learn, and discover with me what this world of laughter is all about and is it all that it’s cracked up to be. And be sure to leave a comment. Talking together will make for a richer, interactive experience for all of us.
Click on “Read More” for my book list.
- A treasury of laughter, consisting of humerous stories, poems, essays, tall tales, jokes, boners, epigrams, memorable quips, and devastating crushers– Selected and edited with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated by Lucille Corcos
- Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient: reflections on healing and regeneration by Norman Cousins
- Between heaven and mirth: why joy, humor, and laughter are at the heart of the spiritual life by James Martin
- Henry Hyena, why won’t you laugh? by Douglas Jantzen
- Laugh: portraits of the greatest comedians and the funny stories they tell each other– photographs by William Claxton; introduction by John Lithgow; conceived and produced by Andy Gould and Kathleen Bywater; text edited by Mike Thomas
- Laugh after laugh: the healing power of humor by Raymond A. Moody, Jr
- Laughter: a scientific investigation by Robert R. Provine
- Lincoln tells a joke: how laughter saved the president (and the country) by Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer; illustrated by Stacy Innerst
- The art of laughter by Neil Schaeffer
- The courage to laugh: humor, hope, and healing in the face of death and dying by Allen Klein
- The healing power of humor: techniques for getting through loss, setbacks, upsets, disappointments, difficulties, trials, tribulations, and all that not-so-funny stuff by Allen Klein
- The humor code: a global search for what makes things funny by Peter McGraw, PhD and Joel Warner
- The learning power of laughter: over 300 playful games, activities, and ideas that promote learning with young children by Jackie Silberg
- This time together: laughter and reflection by Carol Burnett