April 05 – 19, 2021.
We’re excited to join libraries and readers across the country in the Big Library Read, a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same ebook or audiobook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.
This April, Norridge and Harwood Heights residents can enjoy and discuss The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr. Brian King. To join the worldwide book conversation, download the ebook at mediaondemand.org or with the Libby app.
Dr. Brian King got a degree in psychology before becoming a world-touring comic and the host of humor therapy seminars attended by more than ten thousand people each year. In this brilliant guide he presents hands-on techniques for managing stress by rewiring our brains to approach potentially difficult situations through a lens of positivity. To do so, Dr. King explores what stress is, where it comes from, and what it does to our bodies and brains. He delves deep into how to address everyday stress—as well as anxiety, insecurities, repression, and negativity—and gives insight into resulting ailments such as anxiety disorders, depression, hypertension, obesity, substance abuse disorders, and more. Dr. King’s techniques are chemical and cost free, and embrace humor, resilience, relaxation, optimism, gratitude, and acceptance. Instead of a dry medical approach to dealing with stress, this unique volume is filled with life-changing tips and instructions presented with humor and a wealth of memorable, smile-inducing anecdotes.
Find out more about the Big Library Read, download the Libby App, read discussion guides, author interviews, and discuss the book with other readers at biglibraryread.com.
If you’re reading this after the Big Library Read, The Art of Taking It Easy is available in multiple formats.