I was very disappointed in the calendar. It isn't a way to "laugh yourself out of the gloomies" at all. Very little humor, more a combination of positive thoughts and tongue in cheek comments on life. I'd expected Maxine; it's not anywhere close.
I bought these for two friends. I have three of Barbara Johnson's daily calendars and am only sorry that I cannot find any of the other two to also give as gifts. In August, I was facing surgery and her Godly humor got me through what could have been a very stressful time.
I bought this calendar for a friend as a Christmas gift and she absolutely loves it. She's even sharing the messages, quotes, and comments to her friends in New Mexico! It's insightful, funny, and rings true to our inner being. The awesome part is that it's perpetual so it's kind of like the Energizer Bunny... it can give food to the soul well... perpetually!