Laughing All The Way: Your Sense of Humor Don’t Leave Home Without It Paperback – 29 Feb 2016
by John Morreall (Author)
Based on 35 years of research, this book shows how essential humor is in business, medicine, education, and family life.
Funny images and New Yorker cartoons by Robert Mankoff enhance the lessons.
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Motivational Press, Inc. (29 Feb. 2016)
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
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Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,022,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Delivers More Than Promised! 10 Nov. 2016
By Ken J of Maryland – Published on Amazon.com
What should we make of a book entitled “Laughing All the Way”? A joke book? A collection of humorous stories? A biography of a humorist? Any number of possibilities seems plausible.
Fortunately, the author states his aim up front – “to help you rekindle your love of laughter” and “to show you its many benefits, especially at work.” In reality, Morreall under-promises and over-delivers.
Essentially, this is a serious study of the origin and nature of an attitude or type of consciousness unique to humans.
The book appears thoroughly researched, citing many studies and experiments that underlie the concepts presented.
However, Morreall spares us the look and feel of a scholarly tome and, instead, delivers his material in a light and enjoyable manner. While not intended to leave the reader doubled up in laughter, he does elicit frequent chuckles and a considerable number of “ah ha” moments.
But the true benefit of this book is that it can spark a life-changing experience. By adopting an approach to life that sees threads of humor woven into practically every experience and interaction, one can be healthier, more creative and flexible, better able to enjoy the company of others, more skilled at eliciting cooperation and resolving conflict, and eliminate a ton of stress from his or her life. One might even live longer and happier.
For anyone who aspires to the above, this book definitely is worth a read.