I am already bubbling with joy at the thought of reading our next pick.  At first look, it may seem a bit odd that we would be reading a story about a comedian to get more in depth lessons on personal and spiritual development, but when you read further, you’ll see exactly why.

I was immediately intrigued by the title when I first saw it – “Why is God Laughing: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism” by Deepak Chopra – first because I absolutely love to laugh.  I laugh all the time and I believe it’s a very important ingredient to a happy life.  But when I saw this book was by Deepak Chopra, I was hooked.  I love his teachings and have yet to read any of his books, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to start.  And then when I found out it’s actually a fictional story of a comedian, I was even more enthralled and quite excited!  I love learning important lessons from unexpected sources, so this one is already a winner as far as I’m concerned!

“Why is God Laughing?: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism” by Deepak Chopra

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From Amazon.com:

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment—with a lot of laughter along the way.

Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he’s just a regular guy, with his fair share of fears, egocentricities, and addictions. After his father’s death, Mickey meets a mysterious stranger named Francisco, who changes his life forever. The two begin an ongoing discussion about the true nature of being. Reluctantly at first, Mickey accepts the stranger’s help and starts to explore his own life in an effort to answer the riddles Francisco poses. Mickey starts to look at those aspects of himself that he has hidden behind a wall of wisecracks all his life. Eventually Mickey realizes that authentic humor opens him up to the power of spirit—allowing him to finally make real connections with people.

After taking the reader on a journey with Mickey, Chopra then spells out the lessons that Mickey’s story imparts to us: ten reasons to be optimistic, even in our challenging world. Chopra believes that the healthiest response to life is laughter from the heart, and even in the face of global turmoil, we can cultivate an internal sense of optimism. Rich with humor and practical advice, Why Is God Laughing? shows us without a doubt that there is always a reason to be grateful, that every possibility holds the promise of abundance, and that obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. In the end, we really don’t need a reason to be happy. The power of happiness lies within each of us, just waiting to be unleashed. And Mickey Fellows’s journey shows us the way.

Can’t wait to read it!  We will be discussing it on Saturday, December 10th.  If you would like to join us go to: The Butterfly Book Club to sign up and get all of the details. 

Share your thoughts in the comments: What do you think of the description of the book?  What do you love most about book clubs?

Peace, Love & Books,


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