Book cover of Animal Joy: A Book of Laughter and Resuscitation by Nuar Alsadirby Nuar Alsadir

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Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2022

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An invigorating, continuously surprising book about the serious nature of laughter.

Laughter shakes us out of our deadness. An outburst of spontaneous laughter is an eruption from the unconscious that, like political resistance, poetry, or self-revelation, expresses a provocative, impish drive to burst free from external constraints.

Interview with the Author

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Why Do We Laugh? with Nuar Alsadir
3/15/23            63 min





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