By: Jill Grunenwald, Marketing & Communications Specialist

From now until April 19, readers at participating OverDrive libraries can check out the ebook and audiobook of The Art of Taking It Easy without any waitlist or holds. After reading the book, be sure to head over to our discussion board to share your thoughts. You can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead on social media.

Library partners looking to promote The Art of Taking It Easy to their community can download our marketing kit, which includes social media graphics and press release templates.

On April 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST, our Professional Book Nerds will be joining Dr. Brian King in a free live interview to discuss his book, his career, techniques for managing stress, how to embrace humor in everyday life, and bears, of course. Register today!

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 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 or school and all you need to get started reading is a library card.