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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (668 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deepak Chopra Narrator: Deepak Chopra Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9780739369869
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In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment–with a lot of laughter along the way. 

Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he’s just a regular guy, with his fair share of fears, egocentricities, and addictions. After his father’s death, Mickey meets a mysterious stranger named Francisco, who changes his life forever. The two begin an ongoing discussion about the true nature of being. Reluctantly at first, Mickey accepts the stranger’s help and starts to explore his own life in an effort to answer the riddles Francisco poses. Mickey starts to look at those aspects of himself that he has hidden behind a wall of wisecracks all his life. Eventually Mickey realizes that authentic humor opens him up to the power of spirit–allowing him to finally make real connections with people. 

After taking the reader on a journey with Mickey, Chopra then spells out the lessons that Mickey’s story imparts to us: ten reasons to be optimistic, even in our challenging world. Chopra believes that the healthiest response to life is laughter from the heart, and even in the face of global turmoil, we can cultivate an internal sense of optimism. Rich with humor and practical advice, Why Is God Laughing? shows us without a doubt that there is always a reason to be grateful, that every possibility holds the promise of abundance, and that obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. In the end, we really don’t need a reason to be happy. The power of happiness lies within each of us, just waiting to be unleashed. And Mickey Fellows’s journey shows us the way. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/catalog/display.php?isbn=9780739369869#sthash.dhmYeuu6.dpuf

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 2/14/2014

    " I still don't know why God is laughing, but I know why Deepak Chopra is laughing... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J-russ | 2/6/2014

    " A great read. It is a spiritual book but not in the lecture style of so many of the genre. Deepak Chopra is inspiring and writes narratives that are easy to relate to. Definitely a worth read!! (and it only took 2 days to read) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 2/2/2014

    " Sweet and light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adina | 1/18/2014

    " A Great Book for anyone Just Beginning to Learn Spiritual Laws. It's Written very Simply almost like a Teen Novel. It can be very Corny at times. If you can look past that, I felt Some of the Basic Lessons were conveyed in a way That anyone could understand it. Especially someone who has no Knowledge of it to begin with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barry | 1/8/2014

    " This book is divided into two parts: an illustrative story at the beginning, and some spiritual principles from Mr Chopra at the end. The story is mildly entertaining but the principles are flat and uninspiring. The principles don't reference the story at all and it felt like two different books. The story was interesting but unbelievable and the book as a whole is not a must read. It's not a bad book, just not inspiring or educational. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maribel | 1/3/2014

    " Interesting story attempting to help us remember some important ideas that will help bring us closer to God. I enjoyed thinking in a new way about the concepts presented. Although I don't agree with everything presented in the epilogue, it is very thought provoking and good for discussion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greta | 12/31/2013

    " Ebenezer Scrooge meets the 21st Century. I'm not quite sure why God is laughing, but Chopra's message is the same as many of the other spirituality / New Age books out there: joy comes from within. And meditate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 12/23/2013

    " We are souls playing the role of people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 12/13/2013

    " Quick read where you learn several good lessons 1) let go of fear 2) remove your ego 3) get rid of all types of addictions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/15/2013

    " This book had a wonderful message about life and ways to live it. It is very profound, yet at the same time very light hearted. I highly recommend it for everyone to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 8/23/2013

    " The story was readable and engaged me, but then as it began to explain the "lessons" from the story it became more fluffy new age jargon with lack of substance. If you are looking for a relaxing read, give it a shot. However, if you are looking for depth in spirituality, this isn't the best option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edmund | 8/11/2013

    " Who knew spirituality could be so funny?!? A very worthy read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 7/7/2013

    " I couldn't get into this book. I'm sure the ending had a good message, Deepak couldn't hold my attention through this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cori | 5/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this and think that maybe I need to read it again...I'm pretty light minded and some of the deeper concepts sort of bounced off my brain!! But basically, this book is about being comfortable in your skin and knowing that God loves us no matter who we are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/21/2013

    " I'm sure I don't agree with everything Chopra teaches, but this book was enjoyable, especially the story part, where a comedian whose father has just died has a series of encounters with a mystical stranger that reveal his own need to change, and he does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Shepard | 1/3/2013

    " Good but weird. Not what I expected, but not in a bad way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Nielson | 10/19/2012

    " I inst love anything writtne by Deepak Chopra. This book is really funny though-I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 7/9/2012

    " short read. not like Chopra's other books - fictional story, though it does end with a spiritual review of the character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahmad Yusuf | 4/28/2012

    " because he got the joke :) I love that book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annette | 11/8/2011

    " Interesting - gets you thinking... a book with more questions than answers (but that's good, you can't figure out life in just a few short chapters!) - told through the eyes of a comedian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/20/2011

    " This book was quite a bit different from the other Chopra books that I have read. The spiritual lessons and ideas come through story, which makes this a light read. The book ends with 10 "principals of spiritual optimism" that I found useful and will continue to refer to in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Squires | 4/26/2011

    " very good and simple book to read. enjoyed very much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lennox Jones | 3/28/2011

    " A bit of humour by Deepak Chopra. Quite funny is parts and shows us how to find the light amid the darkness through humour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/27/2010

    " I like Chopra's fiction writing. Very enjoyable to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer Lechuga | 11/30/2009

    " I loved that this book was a unique way of looking at how we succumb to our fears and ego. As one who has recently started on my spiritual journey, I have to say the lack of judgment in this book was appreciated. This is not a hilarious book...but well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maly | 11/15/2009

    " I enjoyed reading all of Dr. Chopra's books. He has the ability to bring spiritual thoughts down to earth to common people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hamish | 4/11/2009

    " The best bit's at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 3/2/2009

    " Enjoyed. the story was ok but the epilogue is where the meat is. Very nice thoughts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lian | 3/1/2009

    " The title made me so curious that I had to buy it right away... It's a different book with a very different point of view.. I think it's an interesting and enjoyable read... "

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Author Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra is the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, and is acknowledged as one of the master teachers of Eastern philosophy in the Western world. He has written over sixty books and has been a bestselling author for decades, with more than a dozen titles on the New York Times bestseller lists, including Buddha and Jesus.