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January 22, 2022
What millions of fans of the more than 200 books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have come to expect – and crave – are heart-tugging stories with advice “on positive thinking, forgiveness, gratitude, self-esteem, raising kids, caring for the elderly, etc.”

This book is different. According to Amy Newmark, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the series, this book provides “just plain fun.”

But then, “just plain fun” is more than “just plain fun.“

Science has thrown its weight behind the folksy platitude that “Laughter is the best medicine.“

In his seminal book, Anatomy of an Illness, Norman Cousins – former journalist, professor, and peace activist – relates how he “laughed his way out of a crippling disease that doctors believed to be irreversible.”

In this Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter is the Best Medicine volume, 101 very short, easy to read stories are grouped into 12 chapters with headings such as “Domestic Disasters,“ “Mistaken Identity,” “Work Whoops,” “Parenthood,” and, “Laughing At Ourselves.” They can be read just one at a sitting, several in short spurts, in chapters, or in binge reading as some have done who simply could not put the book down.

Whether read for “just plain fun,” as a welcome escape from daily cares, or as an absolute lifesaver, this book gives laughter a chance to work its wonders.