The Beginner's Guide to Humor and Healing: A Physician's Prescription for the Healing Power of Laughter and Love

Version: Abridged
Author: Bernie S. Siegel , Bernie Siegal
Narrator: Bernie S. Siegel
Genres: Self Development, Health & Fitness, Health & Wellness
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: December 2002
Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes
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When Dr. Bernie Siegel tells a joke, it's not only funny – it's good medicine. Now this pioneering physician and author of the New York Times bestseller Love, Medicine, and Miracles uplifts our hearts and tickles our funny bones once more, with The Beginner's Guide to Humor and Healing. From how love helps us lead longer, more productive lives – to fascinating research about laughter's ability to boost the immune system – to true stories of miracles of spontaneous remission in "terminally ill" patients, here is a life-affirming house call with America's favorite"stand-up physician."

HIGHLIGHTS: • How laughter can improve your health
• Lessons from exceptional patients
• Where the "magic" in life comes from
• Plus true stories of joy, love, and healing

Reviews (3)

Funny & Rich

Written by Susan Gribben on January 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book! Wonderful insight and temendous humor. Looking for more like this!

Beginners Guide to Humor and Healing

Written by Richard Howard on June 29th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very simple book! Well written and a must for everyone to read!

Beginner's Guide to Humor and Healing

Written by Anonymous from Johnsonville, NY on May 5th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a great book! Everyone should rent this one! We are actually go to buy it and keep it!

Author Details

Author Details

Siegel, Bernie S.

Bernie Siegel, M.D. embraces a philosophy that is at the forefront of a society grappling with medical ethics and spiritual issues. His books, Love, Medicine and Miracles published in 1986, Peace, Love and Healing in 1989, and How to Live Between Office Visits in 1993, have broken new ground in the field of healing. Over the span of twenty years, physicians have become increasingly more receptive to his message. Bernie's efforts have now turned toward humanizing medical care and medical education, and he continues to travel extensively with his wife Bobbie, to speak and run workshops, sharing