Serious Laughter: Live a Happier, Healthier, More Productive Life Paperback – October 1, 1998
by Yvonne F. Conte (Author), Anna Cerullo-Smith (Illustrator)
Serious Laughter offers a wealth of ideas and practical suggestions of how to add humor and laughter to your life. This book provides easy to understand information in an entertainingly friendly, but very authoritative way. In addition, it is filled with action packed drawings that create excitement for the reader.
Serious Laughter teaches the medical and spiritual benefits of humor and shows you how to find the laughter. This book gives example after example of how to go about adding these aspects to your life both at work and at home. But more than that Serious Laughter takes you by the hand and shows you how to deal with stress and worry, anger, resentfulness, fear, doubt, insecurity, jealousy, rage and depression. It is a excellent source of motivational material that will keep you thinking positive. Partly autobiographical this book proves to be a delight to read as each page is very conversational and personal.
Be sure to check out the following reviews:
I chose Serious Laughter as a required text for a COM230 Scriptwriting class at Monroe Community College because I found it to be a unique book in stimulating people to think funny. It was just what the doctor ordered, not only in the classroom but also in the lives of many of my students. Nothing Ive found compares.
Barry Goldfarb, Associate Professor of Communications, Monroe Community College
Serious Laughter is a syllabus on enjoyment. It leads us through many fun topics and solutions. In a sense it is a chapter on desserts- one page being more delectable then the other. To sum it up the dedication says it all: “There are three things that are real- God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond comprehension. So, we must do what we can with the third.”
Rhoda Lee Fisher, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist Co-Author of Pretend The World Is Funny
Yvonne Conte shares one of the most important lessons in life – you always have a choice. Sometimes life leaves you standing in manure. Serious Laughter is the how to guide to holding your nose and laughing
Rob Leiderman Owner Comix Cafe Comedy Clubs — Publisher Comments
About the Author
Yvonne Conte is founder and “Director of Fun” at Crack-A-Smile Humor Project. She is a highly sought after professional speaker, trainer, and the creator of Crack-A-Smile’s six corporate workshops. She recently developed the Silly Solutions progam designed exclusively for America’s school systems.
As a writer and stand up comedian, Yvonne entertained audiences nationally for seven years. She appeared as a guest on ABC TV’s Vicki Lawrence and Caryl and Marilyn Shows. She appears on NBC’s Syracuse affiliate WSTM’s Noon News with Laura Hand as a Humor Consultant.
She was the national spokesperson for The Travelers Channel and has appeared on numerous television commercials.
Serious Laughter is a direct result of the research collected in the process of putting together the Positive Power of Humor Workshops. She has traveled to over twenty different cities in eight states and two countries and held over 200 workshops since she began in July of 1996. Her highly acclaimed Humor Workshops have attracted people from all walks of life.
Yvonne Conte lives in Rochester, New York where she continues to add to her “Joy List” every day.
- Paperback: 156 pages
- Publisher: Amsterdam-Berwick Publishing.; 2nd Edition edition (October 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966533607
- ISBN-13: 978-0966533606
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,925,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
January 10, 2000
This book has given me a new insight into what humor is all about.For the longest time I was always feeling sorry for myself. Since reading this book I realize it’s just all the way you look at it. This book helped me see that being funny and humorous is not a denial of sadness it is a way to view things. I’ve seen that with my kids. Everything is just the way you see it. If you can let things roll off and just laugh about them – see them from a different point of view, you can get through it easier. I sing when I vaccume to make my three year old laugh – she gets the biggeset kick about it. It just makes everything better. Life is just better.