Discovering Your Inner Clown: Learning to Live and Love with Laughter: Managing Your Chronic Pain with Humour

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L. B. Wilshere-Cumming Productions, 2008 - Laughter - 186 pages
A fantastic, innovative, hilarious new book featuring a contribution from legendary entertainer, comedian Jerry Lewis! Finally, there is a practical, inexpensive, enjoyable solution to healing your chronic pain without using all those annoying potions and lotions! Weep no more and get ready to take your punch line pills. This extraordinary book shows you how your 'funny bones' eliminate the pain in all your other bones! It covers a broad range of pain-relieving topics such as: improving your sex life; bettering your partnerships; raising happy kids; enhancing your self-esteem; controlling your anger; winning at work, and much more -- in an easy-going, highly readable, amusing way. The author is a comedian/psychotherapist who is a survivor of numerous life-threatening illnesses (i.e., tumours, meningitis, spinal and neck injuries) and she is a vigorous campaigner for progressive chronic pain research and treatment. She puts her pain management thoughts across with switched on jeu d'esprit and swinging, relaxed fun. The book makes managing your chronic pain a blast and even the legendary comedian/entertainer Jerry Lewis agrees! He liked the idea so much that he contributed! So yes, it is true: `Discovering Your Inner Clown,' can help you to cope more effectively with chronic pain! This small book with a big font will make you smile your way to becoming a stronger, healthier, happier person: guaranteed.

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About the author (2008)

Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in Newark, New Jersey on March 16, 1926. He dropped out of high school at the age of 16. He performed between features at movie theaters in northern New Jersey before moving on to burlesque and vaudeville. In 1946, he created a nightclub act with Dean Martin that lasted until 1956. They also made several movies together including My Friend Irma, My Friend Irma Goes West, At War with the Army, That's My Boy, The Stooge, The Caddy, Artists and Models, and Hollywood or Bust. He went on to a successful solo career, eventually writing, producing and directing many of his own films. He appeared in several movies including Rock-a-Bye Baby, The Geisha Boy, Cinderfella, and The King of Comedy and on the television series Wiseguy. In 1960, he wrote, directed and starred in the movie The Bellboy. He went on to direct and star in The Nutty Professor, Three on a Couch, The Big Mouth, Which Way to the Front?, Hardly Working, and Smorgasbord. In 1995, he played Mr. Applegate (a.k.a. the Devil) in a Broadway revival of the musical Damn Yankees and later took the show on an international tour. He was appearing in one-man shows until 2016. He did charity work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his charitable activity in 2009. He also received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - one for his movie work, the other for television - and an induction into the Légion d'Honneur in 2006. He wrote several books including Jerry Lewis: In Person, Dean and Me (A Love Story) written with James Kaplan, and The Total Film-Maker. He died on August 20, 2017 at the age of 91.

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