A Joke a Day Keeps the Doctor Away  -     By: Bob Phillips, Jonny Hawkins
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A Joke a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Harvest House Publishers / 2008 / Paperback

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Laughter is the best medicine, as the saying goes. And Bob Phillips is the primary care physician of jokes! In consultation with cartoonist Jonny Hawkins, he offers a dose of healthy humor, rib-tickling anecdotes, one-liners worth repeating, day-brightening cartoons, and jokes to cure whatever ails you. Great for patients, medical professionals, or friends with funny bones!

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 51/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0736922571
ISBN-13: 9780736922579
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Publisher's Description

Laughter is the best medicine! And Bob Phillips, the primary care doctor of practical jokes, joins comic forces with cartoonist Jonny Hawkins to present one unforgettable dose of healthy humor and medical merriment in the form of--

  • absolutely hilarious anecdotes
  • one-liners worth repeating
  • jokes to cure what ails a person
  • cartoons to brighten any day

Anyone who has been a patient, is part of the medical profession, or just wants to be sure their funny bone is working will love this prescription of laughter.

Author Bio

Bob Phillips, master compiler of inspirational verses, Scripture references, and quotes on the lighter, humorous side of life, has written a hundred books with combined sales of more than 11 million copies. Bob also serves as executive director emeritus for Hume Lake Christian Camps and is a licensed family counselor in California. Jonny Hawkins is a full-time cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 600 publications. He also creates five themed Cartoon-a-Day calendars each year. Jonny and his wife, Carissa, have three children and live in Michigan.

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Author/Artist Review

Author: Jonny Hawkins
Located in: Sherwood, MI
Submitted: March 09, 2008

    Tell us a little about yourself.  Tall, dark and handsome. Nah, actually I'm short, light and homely. Raised near swamp frogs in SW lower MI, began drawing on the walls in the womb. Went to William Tyndale College in the Detroit area and majored in the minor prophets. As a freelancer, my business also majors in minor profits. Became a spiritual organ donor when at the age of five, I gave my heart to Jesus. Son of a pastor/truck driver and artist. Began as a performance artist at age 3 after rolling in mud and began drawing flies. Have a wife(who I met on a blind date), have two sons a red-haired baby daughter and no hair of my own.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  To make people laugh their heads off ... uh ... wait a minute ... that isn't healthy. To promote laughter as therapy and lighten the load for those who are heavy hearted or sick in the head, like me.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  Not weight. Laughter actually burns calories ... which is cool. Relief from a sad, mad, bad world. Egad.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  My tooth was personally impacted. Otherwise, I doodled and giggled, which - when done simultaneously - can make for quite a mess. I was underwritten by my HMO - my humor maintenance organization (my kids). Why they were under writing me is beyond me.(They're small, I guess.)

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  My favorite writer is Bob Phillips (he paid me very little to say that). I'm greatly influenced by Walt Disney, Steven Wright, Schulz, Larson, Tom Cheney, Van Scott, Al Batt, Rex May, Voijtko, Sieron, Philip Yancey, Max Lucado, Mitch Albom, G.K. Chesterton and my Mom.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  Every day of my life I thank my Lord for allowing me to be a Christ follower, a dad and a cartoonist. What a life. I've been selling cartoons since 1986, and each time one makes it in print - be it alone in a square in a newsletter or magazine, in one of my page-a-day calendars or in a book collection - I'm amazed, in awe, am humbled and break into fits of peptic euphoria.

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