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The Sense Of Humor: Let Humor Fast Track You to Healthier, Happier Living Paperback – March 10, 2016
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About the Author
Max Elliot Anderson has spent most of his life in the production of documentary and dramatic films, client videos, and television commercials. Most of his previous writing includes adventures and mysteries that bring the same visual excitement, and heart-pounding action from those productions into his many books for middle grade readers 8 and up. While producing video programs and commercials for clients, he observed the important role humor played in many different situations. The Sense of Humor is a culmination of those experiences and observations, and is intended to help people understand the power a positive sense of humor offers. Mr. Anderson is listed in Who’s Who in America and his productions have won multiple Telly Awards, He and his wife Claudia have two children and four grandchildren.
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Anderson says reading this book and putting into practice the principles it contains will help your communication skills, help you develop a positive attitude, and be a better friend and work associate. Life will be more enjoyable in your circle of influence.
He takes about the first third of the book to discuss humor. He writes about doctors and dentists using humor, its role in the family, what's appropriate humor, the styles of humor, the use of humor in education, at the workplace, as a tool of management, in relationships, and in ministry. He has a chapter about humor in translation and how sometimes a joke will not work in another language or culture. He includes a section on how humor can hurt others (such as sarcasm).
I learned some interesting concepts about humor. It involves the whole brain, integrating and balancing activity in both hemispheres. Even though pastors love to use jokes, “Interestingly, there are no jokes in the Bible.”
The last two thirds of the book contains jokes. Lots of jokes. Some made me groan while others had me laughing until the tears ran. Anyone who wants a good source of jokes will find plenty of material in this book.
While I was tempted to skip right to the collection of jokes, I'm glad I read the material about humor. It's a good idea to know how and why humor works as it does before rolling out the jokes. It will help me make good use of the jokes found in the rest of the book.
Food for thought: “Laughter is one of the most powerful tools we have for coping with the serious issues in our lives.”
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
I enjoyed the various studies the author did on laughter. I found it interesting when he talked about his friend who was a dentist. He uses humor in his practice to make the person feel more at ease and to help the appointment go smoothly. What if we adopted that concept in our everyday lives? Some of us have life threatening illnesses and with a bit of humor it could help with the stress we are under. Some people use humor when they are nervous, or in a stressful situation. No matter when you use humor, it always makes others feel better . There are some funny moments in the book as he tells stories that relate to everyday life. I think it is important to be able to laugh at ourselves when we do silly things. The book is a great tool for bringing joy back into our lives . Thank you writing a book that shows us through humor , our situations can be bearable and " laughter really is the best medicine. "
"Humor has been said to be the most underrated elixir for good health. " Humor relieves tension and reduces anger and aggression. "
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review."
Chapter 2: Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine
Chapter 5: The Lighter Side of Teaching and Learning
Chapter 8: Humor as a Tool of Ministry
Chapter 10: Humor That is no Laughing Matter and
Chapters 12-19: Filled with humorous material (stuff that really brought a smile to my face and a few chuckles along the way as well).
I am very appreciative that I have had the chance to read and review this book. Thank you Mr. Anderson for this opportunity.
Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book. I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.