Take part in the Big Library Read by reading The Art of Taking It Easy

Borrow The Art of Taking It Easy on OverDrive to participate in our free, global, digital book club!

The Big Library Read, facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club.

The Art of Taking It Easy will be available on OverDrive with no waiting April 5–19, 2021.

How to Join

Go to OverDrive or download the Libby app! Simply borrow the free eBook using your phone or tablet and start reading!

Use this handy discussion guide to take your reading to the next level or to have a discussion with your friends or book club.

About The Art of Taking It Easy

From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life.

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.