Tuesday, January 30, 2018

From Midwest Book Review

Reviewed by
Midwest Book Review

The Sense Of Humor
Max Elliot Anderson
Elk Lake Publishing
9781942513971,  PB, 332pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: During these uncertain times, what people need most is a good laugh. Imagine what would happen if you understood there is an untapped force, contained within you, that has the power to totally change your life. And what if you discovered all you had to do in order to unlock this secret is simply to start using it? So it is with humor. "The Sense Of Humor: Let Humor Fast Track You to Healthier, Happier Living" is designed by Max Elliot Anderson (who has spent most of his life in the production of documentary and dramatic films, client videos, and television commercials) to demonstrate the sense that humor can make in the life of anyone who is willing to use it. Humor will deliver direct health benefits to the user. Outside of this primary benefit, humor will touch the lives of everyone around the user in positive ways for relationships, families, education, at work, in ministries, and so much more. "The Sense of Humor" cuts across social, economic, ethnic, and educational barriers. Music had been said to be a universal language. So, too, is laughter!

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, ""The Sense Of Humor: Let Humor Fast Track You to Healthier, Happier Living" is one of those life-changing reads that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf. Thoroughly 'reader friendly' in tone, content and commentary, "The Sense Of Humor" is very highly recommended for community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that "The Sense Of Humor" is also available in a Kindle edition.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Give the Gift of Reading - My article in Book Fun Magazine

Be sure to check out my article in the December issue of Book Fun Magazine -                          

"Give The Gift Of Reading"

Go to https://www.bookfun.org click on the magician cover, then flip to page 8.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


In recent research for a new book, Anxious for Nothing, by Max Lucado, "Americans especially know about living in perpetual anxiety. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s."
My research for the book, The Sense of Humor, indicates laughter and humor are great stress removers and help battle depression.

Max Elliot Anderson

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Overnight Amazon Kindle Best Sellers Rank

Amazon Kindle Best Sellers Rank - The Sense Of Humor: 
#189,875 Paid in Kindle Store

#5430 rank in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Chicken Soup for the Soul Luncheon

Earlier in the week, I had the distinct pleasure of joining with other fellow contributors to books for Chicken Soup for the Soul. (No, they didn't serve any chicken soup) But what a pleasant group of humble writers.

The luncheon was hosted by Amy Newmark, Executive Editor of the Chicken Soup books. Her talk was both entertaining and informative.

At the luncheon, we were given two books. The first is called “Simply Happy, A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom.”

The second is “Chicken Soup for the Soul, My Kind (of) America” which was released on the day of our lunch.

This is a great, highly positive organization. I encourage any writer to keep an eye out for the next “call for submissions” and send in your story.