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Death by LaughterWelcome to the world of Harry Bliss–a New York Times bestselling cartoonist whose gag cartoons look at the world in a fresh, twisted, and unique way. Each panel is a sharp and smart look at the paradoxes of life, ranging from lust and love to misfortune and bitterness. Bliss’s cartoons expose truths so human, so real, they’re timeless. However, time is running out in Death by Laughter–a collection of cartoons about death, fatality, and “the examined life” that Socrates referred to (only his ga…

Death, Hope & the Laughter of God: An Unlikely Title About the Unlikely Path Where God Finds UsExperiencing loss tempts us to think God is distant and uncaring, but DEATH, HOPE & THE LAUGHTER OF GOD courageously insists something different. The author, fueled by questions surrounding the death of his daughter in a car accident, insists our darkest questions about what God is up to, and where God is as we go through pain, are simply the trails we must take to get to joy. It is a deeply moving and theologically substantive work for anyone–but, in particular, anyone who has suffered the dea…

Rumi's Little Book of Love and Laughter: Teaching Stories and FablesRowdy, ecstatic, and sometimes stern, these teaching stories and fables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi’s vision. Included here are the notorious “Latin parts” that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. For Rumi, anything that human beings do–however compulsive–affords a glimpse into the inner life.Here are more than 40 fables or teaching stories that deal with love, laughter, death, betrayal, and the soul. The stories are exuberan…

Don't Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and ForgivenessMichelle Kennedy watched live coverage of a fiery, multi-car accident for an entire day before recognizing her father’s Chevy pickup pinned between the two semi-trucks. A television news reporter at the time, she narrowly avoided being assigned to cover the collision that killed her father. Suddenly a part of the news she’d reported on for years, Kennedy longed to run away from broadcasting, her life, and looped images of her father’s body underneath a yellow tarp.Blending reverent reflection wi…

The Healing Power of Humor: Techniques for Getting Through Loss, Setbacks, Upsets, Disappointments, Difficulties, Trials, Tribulations, and All That Not-So-Funny Stuff“Provides practical advice as to the fundamental importance of humor and laughter.” —Steve Allen Science has proved, although we knew it all along, that humor is our best medicine. It reduces stress, promotes physical healing, is essential for mental health and can add years to one’s life. But how do we learn to lighten up and take the first step toward finding the humorous side to our troubles when what we really feel like doing is crying? Allen Klein, who has successfully taught thousa…

SHERWOOD ANDERSON PREMIUM COLLECTION  8 BOOKS (5 Novels + 3 Short Story Collections) (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 1530)This volume contains 8 of the best books written by SHERWOOD ANDERSON, including his acclaimed best seller Dark Laughter; and his most enduring work, the short-story sequence Winesburg, Ohio, which launched his career. He is remembered for his influential effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.The collection of works included in this volume are:NOVELS Windy McPherson’s SonMarching MenPoor WhiteMany Marri…

The Undertaker's Wife: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of PlacesOn Dee Branch’s first date with Johnnie Oliver, a fourth-generation funeral director, she knew she was in for a unique relationship when he had to leave “for just a minute”—and he came back to the car with a corpse. Over twenty years later, Dee was still in love with her charming southern gentleman when he passed away suddenly in 2007. Determined to carry on Johnnie’s work, Dee earned her mortuary science degree, only to find herself no longer needed in the family business. So Dee cros…

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My SanityI spent my 11th wedding anniversary planning my husband’s funeral. If I could just figure out how to make that rhyme, it would be the beginning of a great country song. Involuntarily single. That’s the true story of where Catherine Tidd finds herself just three weeks after turning thirty-one. Widowed with three children under six years old, a rusty resume, no fix-it skills, and no clue how to live life as a widow, Catherine can’t help but be a little exasperated with her dead husba…

Life, Death, and LaughterThe moment you first fall in love, you become a poet. Some of us decide to transform our thoughts and feelings into ink and splatter it onto flattened wood. Then we carefully blot the stains into a neat mess and call it art. I created “Life, Death, and Laughter” to share myself with the world; to draw a smile, a couple of nods, and a few laughs from readers seeking a thoughtful and humorous brand of poetry….

With Love and Laughter, John RitterNow in paperback from actress Amy Yasbeck, an honest and loving celebration of the life of her beloved late husband John Ritter, revealing the effect his untimely death had on her family and his fans and sharing the universal experience of coping with the grief of losing a loved one. Best known for his role of Jack Tripper in the sitcom Three’s Company, Ritter was beloved for entertaining millions through his many television and movie appearances. On September 11, 2003, actor John Ritter fata…