By: Jill Grunenwald, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Our global ebook club will soon be returning with The Art of Taking it Easy by Dr. Brian King. From April 5 – April 19, 2021, readers will be able to check out the ebook of The Art of Taking it Easy without waitlist or holds. In his laugh-out-loud book, psychologist and stand-up comedian Dr. King, offers readers a guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life.

Libraries looking to promote The Art of Taking it Easy and BLR can visit the BLR website to download our marketing materials kit. This kit includes social media graphics and a poster that you can use to encourage your users to participate in BLR.

After finishing the book, users can visit our discussion board (coming soon) to share their thoughts with other readers. They can also join the conversation on social using the hashtag #biglibraryread and be entered into a giveaway to win a tablet and signed copy of the book!

On April 13 at 1 pm ET, Dr. Brian King will be joining our Professional Book Nerds in a live conversation and Q&A! Registration for this free virtual event will be available soon so be sure to subscribe to the OverDrive blogs to stay informed.

We hope you’ll join us for the next BLR! Contact your Account Manager with any questions about Big Library Read.

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.

About Big Library Read
Big Library Read, facilitated by OverDrive, is a global reading program that connects readers around the world with the same ebook and audiobook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. This worldwide digital version of a book club is available for free through your local library and all you need to get started reading is a library card.