Laugh Til It Heals
Notes from the World’s Funniest Cancer Mailbox By Christine K. Clifford. After traveling the world researching longevity, I've come back as a big believer in the power of shedding stress--for both avoiding chronic inflammation and keeping the immune system strong. Christine Clifford has written an engaging book that shows us how we might use humor to heal. Who knows... she may have just unlocked the true secret to longevity!"
Dan Buettner, New York Times Bestselling author of Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest and Thrive: Happiness the Blue Zones Way
Christine Clifford says, “Laughter reaches a place no medicine can touch: the soul”. She firmly believes laughter saved something as important as her life during cancer: her spirit. All too often our sense of humour escapes us in times of trouble, yet Christine believes laughter has many therapeutic effects and can assist in fighting illness. She is founder of The Cancer Club® (www.CancerClub.com) and Laugh ‘Til It Heals is being published in response to the thousands of funny stories Christine has been collecting from Club members since she started the company in 1995.
Laugh ‘Til it Heals explores the humorous side of cancer while also providing information on how to support someone who has cancer, and giving advice regarding beneficial nutrition. The book is also practical in citing resources created by cancer patients worldwide.
As you read these touching stories, you will laugh out loud with the storyteller. Laugh at the story of a woman chasing tumbleweed (her wig) across the parking lot on a windy day, or the woman who suffered the side effect of a powerful diuretic in public. As Christine says, “Don’t forget to laugh!”™
One of Christine’s members had been very depressed since her mastectomy. One day all that changed and she appeared to be much more back to her “old self”. A good friend noticed and asked her friend what the difference was. Her reply encapsulates the essence of the book, “Last Tuesday I just woke up and I realised that my sense of humour wasn’t in my left breast”.
Illustrated by Jack Lindstrom
175pp., £9.99 (paperback)
To order go to: www.anshan.co.uk.christineclifford