Laugh 'Til It Heals: Notes from the World's Funniest Cancer Mailbox

Overview

Christine Clifford says, "Laughter reaches a place no medicine can touch: the soul". She firmly believes laughter saved something as important as her life during cancer: her spirit. All too often our sense of humor escapes us in times of trouble, yet Christine believes laughter has many therapeutic effects and can assist in fighting illness. She is founder of The Cancer Club (www.CancerClub.com) and Laugh 'Til It Heals is being published in response to the thousands of funny stories Christine has been collecting ...
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Overview

Christine Clifford says, "Laughter reaches a place no medicine can touch: the soul". She firmly believes laughter saved something as important as her life during cancer: her spirit. All too often our sense of humor escapes us in times of trouble, yet Christine believes laughter has many therapeutic effects and can assist in fighting illness. She is founder of The Cancer Club (www.CancerClub.com) and Laugh 'Til It Heals is being published in response to the thousands of funny stories Christine has been collecting from Club members since she started the company in 1995.

Laugh 'Til it Heals explores the humorous side of cancer while also providing information on how to support someone who has cancer, and giving advice regarding beneficial nutrition. The book is also practical in citing resources created by cancer patients worldwide.

As you read these touching stories, you will laugh out loud with the storyteller. Laugh at the story of a woman chasing tumbleweed (her wig) across the parking lot on a windy day, or the woman who suffered the side effect of a powerful diuretic in public. As Christine says, "Don't forget to laugh!"

One of Christine's members had been very depressed since her mastectomy. One day all that changed and she appeared to be much more back to her "old self". A good friend noticed and asked her friend what the difference was. Her reply encapsulates the essence of the book, "Last Tuesday I just woke up and I realized that my sense of humor wasn't in my left breast".

KEY POINTS

-Christine believes "Laughter: Prescription for a Cure!" and advocates laughing to overcome a problem when fate deals us a blow
-The book also features advice from nine of the world's leading authorities on the use of therapeutic humor and contains practical information and guidance for cancer patients
-Christine Clifford is a media-savvy bestselling author and a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP Award designated by the National Speakers Association).

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Editorial Reviews

Dan Buettner
"After travelling the world researching longevity, I've come back as a big believer in the power of shedding stress - for both avoiding chronic inflammation and keeping the immune system strong. My friend Christine Clifford has written an engaging book that shows us how we might use humor to heal. Who knows...she may have just unlocked the true secret to longevity!"
--Dan Buettner, New York Times Best-Selling author of Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest and Thrive: Happiness the Blue Zones Way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848290662
  • Publisher: Anshan Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 1,046,817
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    Funny through and through - check it out!

    I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs a good laugh. The stories and anecdotes are pulled from those submitted by readers of Christine Clifford's Cancer Club newsletter. This book will especially resonate with caregivers and cancer survivors.

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