When You Need a Lift
But Don't Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a Shrink, or Drink a Bottle of Gin
On Sale: September 18, 2007
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Life is full of ups and downs. And while keeping your chin
up may hide a double chin, it won’t improve your mood.
Looking on the bright side will make you squint, which will
lead to crow’s feet, and there is nothing cheerful about
Listen, if you’re feeling down, it’s
going to take a lot more to set things right than insipid
platitudes about a cloud with a silver lining. (What is that
anyway? Acid rain, or what?) In When You Need a Lift,
comedienne Joy Behar and a host of her friends share the
simple, silly, profound, and personal things they turn to
for comfort when life gets hard.
For Joy, it’s her
sense of humor and handbags. Not surprisingly, music legend
Burt Bacharach turns to songwriting and performing. Kaye
Ballard indulges with a big bowl of pasta. Beau Bridges
counts his blessings. Former First Lady Barbara Bush finds
solace in the work of Jane Austen. Tony Danza plays the
ukulele. Larry King recommends laughter—tell a joke, read a
funny book; every time you laugh, a little sadness slips
And that’s some advice you can actually use.
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