How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This?: Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity, and Grit

How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This?: Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity, and Grit

by Carla Ulbrich
     
 

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Having a sense of humor is essential to health, says singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich, who has found laughter to be a lifesaver during tough times. Under the stress of multiple illnesses and constant health "care," Ulbrich one day snapped—and became the Singing Patient. She channeled her hard—won victories, set about reclaiming her health, and penned How

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Having a sense of humor is essential to health, says singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich, who has found laughter to be a lifesaver during tough times. Under the stress of multiple illnesses and constant health "care," Ulbrich one day snapped—and became the Singing Patient. She channeled her hard—won victories, set about reclaiming her health, and penned How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?, a collection of short, inspiring, funny essays that help people thrive and celebrate life despite illness.

As Ulbrich spins her tale (and shares some songs), she lampoons common fears and prejudices about illness and lovingly lambastes the foibles of the medical industry. She offers heartfelt and humorous advice for navigating mainstream and alternative therapies, and she guides partners, families, and friends who wish to help their loved ones. Her candid insights, wisecracking commentary, handy lists, hilarious song lyrics, and gentle camaraderie will put a smile on the face of anyone who wants to face illness with courage and humor.

READ—AND LAUGH—ABOUT: The Top Ten Annoying Things to Say to Someone Who's Just Been Diagnosed • "On the Commode Again" (lyrics included!) • This Is (Not) Your Life • Disease Envy • Lessons from the Nudist Festival: How Much to Reveal • Survivor: Kidney Island • Doctors Are People, Too • Fibromyalgia: The Other F Word • A Good Vein Is Hard to Find • My Other Body Is a Porsche

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Editorial Reviews

Michael Stock
“While writing a great book on how to recover
from illness, Carla wrote an even better book on how to live a healthy and fulfilling life. No doubt, you have a good doctor if you see “How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?” in their waiting room.”
—Michael Stock, Producer – WLRN Radio, Miami, FL
Sarah Flint
“Carla's clarity is infectious. She gives us hope,
shows us how to take control of our illness, and to always see the humor, because life is better while we're laughing.”
—Sarah Flint, Bloomington IN - singer-songwriter, breast cancer survivor
Lucky Yogini
“Carla talks to you honestly, on every level,
in her book. She also does it with a fantastic sense of humor. Carla recants her journey through illness, from discovery, traversing the health care maze and dealing with friends and family. Throughout the book she also injects all of her crazy thoughts, ideas and opinions with great wit.”
—Lucky Yogini Blog
Danny Donuts
“This book should be required reading for anyone
with a serious illness... patients, doctors, nurses, families and those well-meaning friends who always happen to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. This is a guide book, a companion, a friend you can lean on, a butt-kicker, a coach, and a fountain of knowledge. It can pretty much do anything but jump start your car.”
—Danny Donuts, CPA (Comic Performance Artist), member, Association for Applied and Therapeutic H
Robert Aubry Davis
“How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? is outstanding. . . .
Carla is your guide to navigate the often emotionally and technically
confusing world of illness with heart, humor, and bite-size
chapters. Everyone needs a patient advocate—and now you have
one, with this book!”
—Robert Aubry Davis and Mary Sue Twohy,
“The Village,” Sirius XM Radio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981645346
Publisher:
Tell Me Press, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,107,879
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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