Author Allen Klein to Speak on How to Go from Loss to Laughter

Award-winning author shows people how to fully embrace life after a loss.

Corte Madera, CA, December 09, 2011 --( Best-selling author and professional speaker Allen Klein lost his wife to a rare liver disease when she was 34. While this is certainly not a funny situation, as his wife lay dying in the hospital, they both received a lesson in the therapeutic value of humor.

Klein will discuss what happened and present material from his latest book, Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying, on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:00pm at Book Passage, in 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, California 94925, Phone: (415) 927-0960.

The book has received glowing reviews from the press including a recent 5-star write-up from San Francisco City Book Review. They noted that, "With short, easy-to-read, compassionate sections, this book gives the reader something someone hurting needs: a chance to absorb what one can at the time. It does not overwhelm, is never preachy, and offers support that helps one go on to live more fully."

One reviewer for the book, Dr. Joseph J. Luciani, noted how much the book helped him during the recent loss of his mother. "This book does the impossible," says Luciani, "it turns the dark into something beautiful. This is a moving, provocative book about life, death, and most importantly, perspective."

Klein is well aware that tears are important in loss. But, from his personal experience, he knows too the importance of laughter during that difficult time.

In addition, Klein encourages readers to get on with their life, in spite of their loss He says, “During loss, it seems that you can’t possibly go on. Everything in your life may seem like it has come to a standstill. But you can go on, and will go on.”

Allen Klein