I Feel Your Pain

12 Jun

When it comes to pain, death has to be way up there on the list.

Before you “check out” for good, check out this funny and touching collection of essays, EXIT LAUGHING: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death.

This remarkable anthology is edited by novelist Victoria Zackheim. I met Victoria last week at the Book Expo of America.  Her impressive bio is here.

The stories are profoundly life and laughter affirming.  Exit Laughing is available on Amazon. Enjoy!


Amazon Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing All The Way,June 11, 2012
This review is from: Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death (Io) (Paperback)

Exit Laughing is a fascinating anthology. It lovingly takes on the subject of death with grace, courage, and (thank God!) humor. It’s this celebration of laughter, even in dying and death, that makes the book so remarkable. The essays are poignant, funny, and memorable. They demonstrate the life-affirming power of humor. A great collection edited by Victoria Zackheim.


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4 Responses to “I Feel Your Pain”

  1. Steve Wilson June 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Thanks for posting this, giving humor & laughter the spotlight they deserve in the human condition. My blog posts are along this line http://www.laughterandhumor.blogspot.com
    Steve Wilson, Director of National Humor Month (April)

    • Barb Best June 12, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      Great to hear from you, Steve. I always celebrate April as National Humor Month. Your blog is a great resource!

  2. Victoria Zackheim June 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Barb, thank you so much for the lovely review! The writers in this book touch upon so many familiar emotions that we associate with death and dying: fear, anger, sorrow, detachment, denial, and that terrible unmentioned “thing” that gets so many of us through the most difficult times: humor.

    Steve, I’m on my way to your site now!

  3. Lisa Tognola June 14, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    It’s going on my reading list!

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