Your Personal Prescription for the Best Medicine on Earth

Non-Fiction - Motivational
88 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2024
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Author Biography

Jack Daly is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a retired U.S. Naval Officer with over 20 years of service to his country in various assignments, including aviation, surface, and amphibious warfare; communications, and intelligence. Jack’s first time wearing a United States uniform, Red, White, and Blue, came at the end of his senior year in high school in 1976 when he represented the United States at the Junior World Rowing Championships, Villach Austria, in the double-scull (2x) event. During his enlisted days, Jack completed his bachelor’s degree and received his commission via Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. Jack works as an Emergency Management Specialist within the Department of Defense today.

The initial impetus for writing Laugh out Loud was the startling number of U.S. active duty and veteran suicides. A news report on the radio in 2020 took me aback reported that in 2019, there were 498 service members, 198 family members (spouses/dependents), and 6,489 veteran suicides. A USO report from September of last year reported,
“In 2021, research found that 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served in the military after 9/11 have died by suicide - compared to the 7,057 service members killed in combat in those same 20 years. That is, military suicide rates are four times higher than deaths that occurred during military operations. ”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Frank Mutuma for Readers' Favorite

Despite the sad state of affairs in America and the world at large, laughter and happiness are possible, as shown in Laugh Out Loud by Jack Daly. There are numerous benefits to laughter, which cleanses the mind and invigorates the body. Laughter acts as a low-impact exercise and has not just physical benefits but also psychological benefits. Laughter also has social benefits; it acts as an international language, connecting people in a world where intolerance is on the rise. There are five steps one can implement to reap the maximum benefits. Each step is allocated twelve minutes, but it is flexible. The steps include: laughing, acting, unplugging, growing, and humor. Numerous things can elicit laughter, including cartoons and favorite TV shows.

I didn't realize the importance of something as small as a smile or laughter on our physical and psychological well-being until I read Laugh Out Loud by Jack Daly. This wonderful work also clearly shows our impact on others. I loved the systematic approach Jack used and the numerous examples he provided, which make the book very effective in passing on the intended message and also actionable. I also loved the fact that the book is backed by scientific data, like the 1988 study, which shows the positive effects of laughter. This thought-provoking work also got me thinking about how the government works and how some sources of information dismissed as conspiracies could be government cover-ups. This was an impactful book, and I look forward to reading something else by Jack Daly.