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There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy, and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible—you, me, the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind, not a state of body. And mind controls. Indeed, it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable “banana peel” of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond and still be happy, comfortable, and serene—if we will even so much as smile.

So goes the wisdom of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, who, in addition to his movie career, wrote a number of self-help books. In Laugh and Live, which was originally published in 1917, he expounds upon his theories for living a good and happy life. Fairbanks’ formula for happiness—humility, good humor, and particularly strenuous physical exercise—is enshrined in this and his other advice books.

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About the Author

Douglas Fairbanks (1883–1939) was a very successful actor, director, screenwriter, and author. Raised by his mother after she separated from his father, he attended the Colorado School of Mines and Harvard University, traveled, and worked at variuos jobs before making his Broadway debut in 1902. In 1915, he went to work in Hollywood, where he married Mary Pickford. He made highly successful early social comedies and popular swashbucklers, including The Mark of Zorro and The Iron Mask, during the 1920s. He retired from acting in 1936.

About the Narrator

Walter Costellois an actor, known for Cops and Robin.