God Grant Me The Laughter: A Treasury Of Twelve Step Humor Paperback – 30 Apr 1994
by Ed F (Author)
These hearty cartoons and humorous anecdotes reflect with humor and powerful clarity how our drinking or drug-using days contrast with our lives today. “The strength of our recovery is in direct proportion to our ability to laugh at ourselves.” Laughter heals, particularly the laughter that comes when we understand the lifesaving difference between “how it was” before recovery and “how it is” living in sobriety. These hearty cartoons and humorous anecdotes reflect with powerful clarity how our drinking or drug-using days contrast with our lives today. Laughter helps us celebrate our recovery and it reminds us how grateful we are for sobriety and for the priceless camaraderie of people in Twelve Step programs.
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Hazelden Trade; New edition edition (30 April 1994)
Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.3 x 21 cm
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About the Author
Ed F. is the Editorial Cartoonist for the Rochester Post-Bulletin. His cartoons are syndicated in 105 papers nationwide.His cartoons have been reprinted in Time, Newsweek, US News, Christianity Today, New York Times, Washington Post, World Book Encyclopedia, as well as many textbooks and newsletters.He has won 30 national and local awards, some of which are: First place, OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB AWARDMINNESOTA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION First place 5 times.NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY AWARDS.NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENSE AWARDDRAGONSLAYER CONTESTFREEDOM FOUNDATION AWARDS.He has created 10 books. What’s So Funny About Getting Old from Meadowbrook Press has sold 95,000 copies. God Grant Me the Laughter has sold about 30,000 copies. The book You Know You’re a Minnesotan If. . . from Adventure Publications now available.In addition Ed Fischer has produced several local books which have sold about 60,000 copies. Sweatshirts from these books have sold an average of 100 a month for eight years.
Little new here 23 Dec. 2001
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Most likely anyone who’s been around the rooms on a regular basis for more than a few months has heard most of what is in here…And that which they haven’t heard is otherwise predictable. Unfortunately, most “recovery humor” is best suited to the feeble and middle brow humor of 60’s and 70’s Readers Digest, and this book is no exception. It’s just plain corny and it’s really not very funny. Addiction and recovery can be so dark and edgy; it would be nice to see some of that reflected in the literature and humor.