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Exit Laughing- How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death

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Death is a path we all must take. However, that path doesn’t necessarily have to be filled with gloom and doom. Sometimes when dealing with a painfully difficult situation, there are circumstances or events which create a unique type of “comic relief” that can really help to break up the intensity and monotony. In the new book, Exit Laughing- How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death best-selling author, Victora Zackheim shares true stories from Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Barbara Graham, Ellen Sussman and so many others. Exit Laughing makes death more approachable as it reveals the funny side of “passing on.” As painful as it is to lose a loved one, Exit Laughing shows us that in times of grief, humor can help us with coping and even healing.

Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Victoria Zackheim.

Victoria Zackheim is author of The Bone Weaver, a novel, and the editor of five anthologies: For Keeps, The Face in the Mirror, He Said What? and Canadian bestseller The Other Woman. Her play based on five essays from The Other Woman will begin a six-week theater run in summer 2012. Ms. Zackheim teaches Personal Essay in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences, non-profit educational and philanthropic organizations and book fairs. A 2010 San Francisco Library Laureate, she is actively involved in the local and national literary community, including Redroom, Shewrites and the AARP Writers Forum. Stay tuned!