The first four decades of Linda Richman's life were rife with tragedy: She lost her father at eight and her mother to depression soon after; later, she lost her husband to compulsive gambling; her son to a car accident; and spent 11 years battling agoraphobia. But now, Linda shares her life story and how she learned that the only cure that works, and the one that takes the most courage, is laughter. Combining wry, self-deprecating humor with hard-knocks wisdom, Linda makes it her mission to get everyone to shake off the blues and make their way back into the world. Because she knows from experience that when life makes you cry that's the best time to laugh.
In the words of Linda herself, this is a "self help book for people who realize self-help doesn't come in books." In it, she offers the type of blunt, no-nonsense advice you probably haven't heard since that bold, brassy, always reliable best friend of your youth gave you a breath-of-fresh-air reality check. When it comes to facing the worst that life can dish out, you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Linda Richman has been there before you.
Foreword by Rosie O'Donnell.
- By Linda Richman
- (223 Pages)Publisher: Warner Books, 2001