Spotlight tour – THE ART OF TAKING IT EASY by Dr. Brian King

Book Details:
Book Title: The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr. Brian King
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+)
Genre:  Literary/Self-Help/Humor
Publisher:  Apollo Publishers
Release date:  October 2019
Content Rating: PG-13+

Book Description: 
Psychologist and Comedian King explores the science behind stress in this witty, informed guide. The author uses a bevy of running jokes and punch lines to enliven technical explanations for how and why people experience stress. His metaphors of coming across a bear in the wild as well as being stuck in traffic are also used to great effect to explain a variety of stress responses, such as perceiving a threat and feelings of powerlessness. Reframing thoughts plays a large role in King’s advice: Stress is simply a reaction to a perception of threat being able to consciously redirect choices made by other areas of the brain is the key to living a less stressful existence. He also provides breathing exercises, plants for painting physical health and useful advice for setting attainable goals. King’s enjoyable guide to living with less will be of help to any anxious reader.


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About the Author:
DR. BRIAN KING trained as a neuroscientist and psychologist and for the past decade has traveled the world as a comedian and public speaker. By day he conducts seminars, attended by thousands of people each year around the US and internationally, on positive psychology, the health benefits of humor, and stress management. By night he practices what he teaches in comedy clubs, and is the founder and producer of the highly reviewed Wharf Room comedy show in San Francisco. Dr. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans, and a PhD in neuroscience from Bowling Green State University. Hailing from New York and living in dozens of cities throughout the US as the child of a military family, today spends his life on the road with his partner, Sarah, and their young daughter.

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Book review: No Poverty Between the Sheets by Pauline Kiely


Book Details:
Book Title:  No Poverty Between the Sheets by Pauline Kiely
Category: Adult non-fiction, 258 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  A Passionate Pen
Published:  March 2012
Available in: Print and e-book (mobi for Kindle), PDF
Will send books:  Canada and USA
Tour dates:  August 10 to 28, 2015
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature
Book Description:
This book documents the strong ties that bind generations together. When the author poses the question to her Irish Granny, “If you were so poor why did you have ten children?” Says she, “To be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets!” This sassy saga of a large family that is half Irish and half French Canadian captures hilarious voices and comical antics of a vibrant family that is cloaked in love. A horse theme and song lyrics are neatly knitted throughout the layers of generations.
Meet the Author:

1013529Pauline Kiely has been an avid student of Creative Writing her entire life. This author has consistently taken various courses and workshops offered at University of Toronto and Trent Universities. A year long memoir course with Susan Reynolds brought out this witty honest voice that shoots straight from the hip aiming for the heart.

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This rockin’ memoir tells the story of a French Canadian girl who marries an Irish gent. Their story includes their children, their extended family (the French Connection) , their friends, travels and pets.  We read of their dreams,  disappointments and the love they had for their family.  It’s a crazy reality show in a book!  Pauline describes her family like this:

“My parents are like two sticks of dynamite, and I’m their mixed-up kid!”
The expressions Pauline uses are priceless and you can’t help but admire a girl who had a crush on Davy Jones from the TV show “The Monkees”.

The book is filled with funny quotes as well as serious expressions such as:

“Work is serious but doesn’t have to be miserable.  If you enjoy what they are doing and see positive results, what more can you ask for?  Life isn’t a bed of roses.  Life is what you make it, kid!”   There are plenty of photos throughout the book.  Be sure to catch Granny Kiely’s outrageous remarks!  A fun read!

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