Just When The World Needs A Good Laugh – New Book Delivers

Murfreesboro, TN – June 1, 2010. Author Marvin Maupin announces the release of the book, “It’s Better To Die Laughing Than To Be Dead Serious, How To Be The Life Of The Party, The Podium And Everywhere In Between,” published by Authorhouse. http://www.bettertodielaughing.com

Online PR News – 11-June-2010 – – “At a time of increasing pressure and stress, most of us are looking for ways to lighten up,” said the author, who is a retired minister, humorist and roast-master. “For thousands of years, humor and laughter have been praised as natural lubricants for getting through difficult times. Researchers are now able to prove what humorists have suspected all along: A lighthearted attitude and generous amounts of humor can help us to live longer and better.”

Dr. Lee Berk and fellow researcher Dr. Stanley Tan of Loma Linda University in California, for example, are leading researchers on the effects of laughter on the immune system.

According to their studies, “laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and boosts immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well-being.”

“Laughter is the only medicine in the world
that heals both the one dispensing it and
the one taking it, equally. We need laughter
just as we need fresh air and sunshine.”

Written as a resource for public speakers and others looking for humor, the book has been a hit with ministers and other speakers.

“What an incredible humor resource! I use humor often in my writing and in my
sermons, and sometimes I feel that I have "heard it all." Finding a fresh source of
humor is difficult, but Marvin Maupin has put together a collection of humor that
includes a wide variety of fresh, new jokes.”

For a sample of the humor inside the book, or for more information, visit the author’s website: http://www.bettertodielaughing.com
The book is available in paper back, hard cover and as an ebook.