How Can You NOT Laugh
at a Time Like This?

Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity, and Grit
by Carla Ulbrich, The Singing Patient
Tell Me Press, February 2011

Chronic or life threatening illness is no laughing matter, but folk singer songwriter comedian Carla Ulbrich's new book, How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?: Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity, and Grit, published by Tell Me Press, February 2011, brings a much needed dose of levity to this tough subject with some serious comedy and some sick humor. This book will make you laugh as it inspires and brings hope.

'While writing a great book on how to recover from illness, Carla Ulbrich wrote an even better book on how to live a healthy and fulfilling life. No doubt, you have a good doctor if you see How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? in their waiting room.''
Michael Stock, "Folk & Acoustic Music," WLRN Radio, South Florida

''How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? is outstanding....Carla is your guide to navigate the emotionally and technically confusing world of illness with heart, humor, and bite-size chapters. Everyone needs a patient advocate-and now you have one, with this book.''
Robert Aubrey Davis & Mary Sue Twohy, ''The Village,'' Sirius/XM Radio

''As a doctor, Patch Adams brought to mainstream America the concept of a caring, compassionate, and fun medical staff making a profound difference in the healing of their patients. Now we've been given the gift to hear about it from the patient's perspective. Carla Ulbrich is living proof that bringing fun, play, creativity, and laughter to the healing process does wonders for the mind, body, and spirit. Carla's uncanny wit is infectious-and that's an infection we can all benefit from!'
Danny Donuts, CPA (Comic Performance Artist) and member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

''I was completely taken with [Carla Ulbrich's] amazing outlook on life, her tenacity, and her passion.... Carla talks to you honestly, on every level, in her book. She also does it with a fantastic sense of humor.''


Comic singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich has taken her music and love of wordplay all over the United States and England. She has appeared on USA TV, the BBC, Dr. Demento, The Bob and Sherrie Show, and Sirius XM Radio. She has recorded five CDs. Ulbrich grew up in Clemson, South Carolina, and now lives in New Jersey.

Carla is on tour to venues celebrating a range of interests from folk music to wellness to books and to comedy. Her next stop is the South Florida Folk Fest on January 22, and on January 23, a live interview on WLRN radio followed by a book store event at Books & Books bookstore in Coral Gables, FL.

Her upcoming itinerary includes stops in Westfield, NJ; Mahopac, NY; Newark, CA; and Fredericksburg, VA.

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