Taking a Hot Summer Break with Good Humor

—and not Just Ice Cream

   

Episode description:  

This has been a particularly hot summer, between 100-plus degree weather and the fiery political rhetoric filling our nation’s airwaves and social media. So let’s take a break—a much-needed humor break—and lower the scorching temperature with a dollop of laughter and perhaps a scoop of our favorite ice cream.  In today’s episode, humor columnist and author Jerry Zezima returns to 45 Forward to talk about his latest book, “The Good Humor Man: Tales of Life, Laughter and, for Dessert, Ice Cream.” Jerry is a natural storyteller—he’s been called the “Will Rogers of retirement”—spinning out stories that offer warm, often unexpected, takes on life as we age. Jerry will offer a smattering of excerpts from his seven books, as well as his thoughts on famous humorists and humor writing over time and generations. His self-deprecating observations and word play will bring a smile to your face (don’t resist it!). Lots of research has shown that humor is good for our longevity. It relieves stress, helps ease anxiety and depression, supports our immune system, helps lower blood pressure, and relaxes our muscles. Good humor is very good for our health—like vegetables or therapy, only much more fun. Especially with Jerry.

Guest description: 

Jerry Zezima writes a humor column for Tribune News Service, which is distributed to 600 papers nationwide and abroad. He is the author of seven books, “Leave It to Boomer,” “The Empty Nest Chronicles,” “Grandfather Knows Best,” “Nini and Poppie’s Excellent Adventures,” “Every Day Is Saturday,” “One for the Ageless,” and most recently, “The Good Humor Man,” Jerry has won many awards, including seven for humorous writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He has made many radio and television appearances; he also has done several YouTube videos, is a popular public speaker, and he is writing a sitcom. He also has a blog: jerryzezima.blogspot.com. Jerry lives on Long Island, N.Y., with his wife, Sue. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Contact: jerryz111@optonline.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.zezima

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-zezima-851a3a10/

X: @JerryZezima

Jerry’s blog: http://www.jerryzezima.blogspot.com

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