What is Laughter?

Laughter is a universal language that cuts across cultural differences, global boundaries and socioeconomic status. Anyone can recognize a smile and most everyone can partake in laughter.

In this book you will find 150 different definitions of laughter from people around the globe, representing all walks of life. And they are not the first to discuss, define and celebrate laughter! Laughter and its effects have elicited the interest of a fascinating mixture of people over time, ranging from scientists, to health experts, communications experts and even yogis.

Author, Lexie Potamkin

Art by

Romero Britto, founder of The Happy Art Movement


Romero Britto was born in Recife, Brazil in 1963. Self-taught at an early age, he painted on surfaces such as newspapers. In 1983, he traveled to Paris where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso. He combined influences from cubism with pop, to create a vibrant, iconic style that The New York Times describes, “exudes warmth, optimism and love.”


This book is written with a deep insight of understanding the human mind’s emotions and how laughter is considered the best medicine in the world. As life progresses, some times one becomes burden with the responsibilities of daily living. Stress and sometimes tragedies hits us hard and we lose hope. So when a brilliant writer comes along and writes an inspirational book about the therapy of laughter and how to bring it back into one’s life it is a book to be cherish.

For she discovered the secret to life, to laugh, and the world laughs with you. She wrote an deep, insightful but relaxing story, the truth of the psychological, medical and other benefits of laughter and how we need to remember to make ourselves laugh, even fake it until it becomes real. To give yourself a gift every day, to laugh at all the littlest to the largest thought and somehow life is not a pit of cherries or stagnant. Rather a thrill ride and we all need to hold on and see the humour in all of it at times.

To share with her readers, and as a delight to receive an gift in the mail, that is the true meaning of sharing joy. As a reader I feel bless to have the inspiring words available in hard-cover, to placed on the night stand and have available to read little insights here and there. There is a sweet bonus the author listened to her readers and added their comments in the story, to see your own words written and to share others words of wisdom,is heart warming. This reader has received an early Holiday gift which warms the heart.

The author collected the meaning of laughter from many individuals and created an inspirational guide. Here is one of the many selected reader’s words; “Foremost the lack of laughter is a reminder to me that my life has become out of balance and it’s time to reflect and find my own center again. When I have done so my day is filled with laughter I am able to see humor in all quirks of life, pleasant,or otherwise.” It acts as a medicinal elixir, minimizing the potentially frustrating moments.” Very poignant and good advice. The artwork of the book is also very intrinsically beautiful. So with the insight and the artwork a reader will be pleased to have this book in their collection.

In the darkness this reader’s motto is faith, hope and love,the author made me realized the missing ingredient of the elixir of life is laughter. For without laughter, there is no hope, no faith and no love. She also writes other inspirational books and is knowledgeable of human insight and a good author to preview. Especially with the holidays coming, all readers need inspirational books to have close on hand for those stormy days in one’s life. Ones that make the endorphins of the brain dance and bring smiles and laughter to all readers. This book definitely does this. Highly recommend this author and her books. Google her name and find out more about this amazing teacher, mentor and parent, as well as an uplifting author.

Susan Mahoney

Amazon Reviewer