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Live Life with More Joy
with Books from Allen Klein
“Klein is a noble and vital force watching over the human condition."
—Jerry Lewis, Comedian
How did Allen Klein come to be the world’s only Jollytologist, sell over 500,000 books worldwide, and become a successful speaker? Surprisingly, Allen’s mission began when he faced life’s greatest challenge. When he was a young man, his wife was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. During his wife’s bedside vigil, Allen quickly realized that telling jokes and stories lifted not only his wife’s spirits, but everybody else’s, including his own. The compelling inspiration of words and the healing power of humor helped everyone cope with the diagnosis and death of his wife at the young age of 34. Allen Klein’s purpose is to make us feel inspired again, to bask in laughter and revel in joy. In the busyness of life and the stress of the day-to-day, it is easy to become over-worked and under-joyed.
Heartwarming and humorous, this tribute to moms of the world gathers the best things anyone ever said about motherhood. From beloved role models Dear Abby and Reba McEntire to movers and shakers such as Oprah Winfrey and Sonia Sotomayor, women (and a few men) crack wise on the subject at the center of everyone's life, mommy dearest!
“If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters.” —Nora Ephron
When love leaves you speechless, and you hunt for the words to describe that ineffable feeling, Allen Klein has your back. Whether first love or love that’s lasted decades, learning to love yourself, or even love for your mother, Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart has the 500 best quotes ever uttered on the topic. By turns powerful, tender, and amusing, Klein has drawn together a stunning compilation of quotes on love. ISBN: 9781936740307, Trade Paper, $14.95, 176 pages, 6” x 7”.
"If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life." —Cher
The Art of Living Joyfully: How to Be Happier Every Day of the Year presents a collection of advice and common sense as stepping stones to good cheer. The written and spoken word has the power to touch hearts and lift our spirits in extraordinary ways. ISBN: 9781936740192, Trade Paper, $15.95, 156 pages, 6” x 7”.
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you”?” —William Arthur Ward
Inspiration for a Lifetime: Words of Wisdom, Delight, and Possibility is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share. These very wise words and affirmative sayings have the power to touch our hearts, make us laugh, alleviate our stress, while realizing the vast potential life has to offer. ISBN: 9781573444293, Trade Paper, $14.95, 264 pages, 6” x 7”.
“I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. From that moment, my life changed.” —Shirley MacLaine
Allen Klein’s premise in Change Your Life! A Little Book of Big Ideas is deceptively simple: reading and internalizing these powerful words from great thinkers, comedians, artists, sages, and all sorts of other inspiring people from around the world, can revolutionize your life. In addition to helping yourself, these quotations can also motivate others. Use them in your newsletter, on your web site, or in the signature of your email. ISBN: 981573444071, Trade Paper, $14.95, 216 pages, 6” x 7”.
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.”—Dave Barry
About the Author
Based in San Francisco, Allen Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and author. His books Inspiration for a Lifetime, Change Your Life!, and The Healing Power of Humor have sold over 500,000 copies combined. He is the world’s only certified Jollytologist®. In 2009 Klein was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. www.allenklein.com