On April 2nd, 1986, comedian Tommy Moore was robbed, beaten, bound, gagged, locked in a room and left for dead. Though he survived, he was told he might never stand on stage again. In less than a week, in head-to-toe bandages and casts, he did his next show. This is the story of how advice and encouragement from the greatest comedians in America brought about his physical and emotional healing.
Through jokes, anecdotes, and backstage stories, read how Jay Leno, Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, Milton Berle, Johnny Carson, Rosie O'Donnell, Steve Allen, Soupy Sales, Henny Youngman, Billy Crystal, Don Rickles, Shecky Greene, Steve Harvey and dozens more taught him lessons about Faith, Finding Yourself, Worry, Fear, Hate, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hope, Love, Joy, Patience, Cooperation, Stress, Money, Spirituality, and The Meaning of Life.
Read how "show-biz lessons" translate easily into "real life lessons," and how the happiness that comedians work so hard to produce on stage can result in happiness off stage.
More than 50 Icons of Comedy offer terrific lessons in happiness to performers and non-performers alike.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This books is so many things rolled into one. It is ostensibly a self-help book, but it's also funny and a walk down memory lane for people who grew up with these comedians (and an introduction for those who didn't). Comedians today are fond of making points in their acts, but this book shows they've been doing it all along and offering great advice both on and offstage. This book is a quick read,but that's helpful, because you're going to read it more than once. It will likely help you face difficult situations with a smile, and if nothing else, give you a good laugh when you need it. This book will make you feel good about yourself -- and that will make you feel good about others. I'm pretty sure you'll never get a cheaper (and more valuable) Ph.D. than a Ph.D. in Happiness!
Forget "The Secret" if you want to lift your spirits get this book. You'll be humming "Forget your Troubles come get happy", all day long. In this book Mr. Moore truly shares his his love of life, laughs and comedy! Peppered with quotes and jokes from some of his favorite comedians as well as telling his own inspiring story. I love this book so much I am dubbing it "My Favorite Feel Good Book" of 2012. A book guaranteed to lift your spirits, raise your consciousness and make you laugh! Run Don't walk and get this book now. Get Two. You will defiantly want to share this little carafe of laughter with someone you love! NANCY LOMBARDO HOST: COMEDY CONCEPTS BLOG TALK RADIO