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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

May 17, 2021

In today's episode we feature audio from an interview of Dr. Brian King, psychologist, stand up comedian and author of the international bestseller The Art of Taking It Easy, How to Cope with Bears, Traffic, and the Rest of Life's Stressors. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan

The world's largest digital book club, Big Library Read, recently selected Dr. King's Book, The Art of Taking It Easy, for their program.  Public libraries hope to incorporate humor to reduce stress for their readers.     

Dr. King received a degree in psychology before touring the world for over a decade as a comedian and the host of humor therapy seminars about how and why we experience stress and the health benefits of humor.  Dr. King tells us that the intent of what he does is to inform and entertain to help people live a happier, healthy life.