I'd Rather Laugh

  • by Linda Richman
  • Narrated by Linda Richman
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She's a summa cum laude graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, a lecturer at Canyon Ranch (yeah, that fancy spa), and a woman who reaches out to help others by sharing her own incredible story. She's also, believe it or not, the mother-in-law of comedian Mike Myers - and the inspiration for some of his craziest sketches. The thing that will impress you the most, though, is Linda's string of almost unbelievable losses and setbacks - and the equally unbelievable way she's dealt with them. How did Linda persevere? She will tell you about the cleaning binges, the loneliness, the relentless spiritual questing, and the all-night sessions with the saddest movies she could find. And then she'll tell you about the healing - how the process slowly revealed itself and how she has used it to heal others. In this audiobook, Linda offers the type of blunt, no-nonsense advice you probably haven't heard since that bold, brass, always reliable best friend of your youth gave you a breath-of-fresh-air reality check. The truth is, 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.


What the Critics Say

"Linda Richman teaches us that the human spirit is always capable of laughter, even after great sorrow. She is a healer who speaks to the heart as well as a messenger of hope." (Deepak Chopra, author of How to Know God)


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Customer Reviews

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Great if you want to waste a few hours listening to the voice of a heavy smoker talk about herself - this is terrible no matter who you are!!
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- Christopher

bitter sweet, like talking to your mutha

I found listening to this in the authors own voice poignant, and entertaining. She has pearls of wisdom to impart with stories of a life not hoped for and not so unusual. Most people, especially women can relate easily to things she has gone through, and even if you can't, you can glean useful methods of managing many difficult parts of life we all have to face.
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- Aileen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2001
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio