When You Need a Lift: But Don't Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a Shrink, or Drink a Bottle of Gin

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Life is full of ups and downs. And while keeping your chin up may hide a double chin, it won’t improve your mood. Looking on the bright side will make you squint, which will lead to crow’s feet, and there is nothing cheerful about crow’s feet.

Listen, if you’re feeling down, it’s going to take a lot more to set things right than insipid platitudes about a cloud with a silver lining. (What is that anyway? Acid rain, or what?) In When You Need ...
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Overview

Life is full of ups and downs. And while keeping your chin up may hide a double chin, it won’t improve your mood. Looking on the bright side will make you squint, which will lead to crow’s feet, and there is nothing cheerful about crow’s feet.

Listen, if you’re feeling down, it’s going to take a lot more to set things right than insipid platitudes about a cloud with a silver lining. (What is that anyway? Acid rain, or what?) In When You Need a Lift, comedienne Joy Behar and a host of her friends share the simple, silly, profound, and personal things they turn to for comfort when life gets hard.

For Joy, it’s her sense of humor and handbags. Not surprisingly, music legend Burt Bacharach turns to songwriting and performing. Kaye Ballard indulges with a big bowl of pasta. Beau Bridges counts his blessings. Former First Lady Barbara Bush finds solace in the work of Jane Austen. Tony Danza plays the ukulele. Larry King recommends laughter - tell a joke, read a funny book; every time you laugh, a little sadness slips away.

And that’s some advice you can actually use.
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Sometimes life gives us oranges; sometimes it hands us lemons. Comedian and View regular Joy Behar knows the lemonade route, but she's also thought of other options, including juggling. In When You Need a Lift, she not only adds a twist of lemon to her extra-large espresso; she taps her famous friends for stories on overcoming adversity. Among those contributing to this pick-me-up are Tom Hanks, Barbara Bush, James Earl Jones, Olympia Dukakis, Bob Dole, Richard Lewis, and Mariel Hemingway.
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Surveying over 100 famous friends, Behar, a cohost of ABC's The View, offers their personal strategies for beating the blues. Comfort food is the most proffered solution; exercise and getting into nature are also highly recommended. There seems to be some agreement that when nothing else works, "doing something kind for someone else" is the best solution. Only one person mentions that depression can be a serious illness needing professional help. While this compilation is not bad advice, anyone surveying 100 friends would probably get the same kind of response. Too much of a hybrid to be either good comedy or good self-help, this program, read by Renée Raudman and David Drummond, is recommended as an optional purchase for public libraries serving voracious celebrity watchers; it is not recommended for self-help collections. [Behar is the New York Times best-selling author of Sheetzucacapoopoo and Joy Shtick.-Ed.]
—Kathleen Sullivan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307351715
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.93 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Behar

Joy Behar, currently a cohost of ABC's The View, is among today's leading comic talents.

Renée Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards, and her narration of Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em.

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    Posted March 1, 2014

    Love this. Smart, funny and so true.

    Love this. Smart, funny and so true.

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