"The View" co-host and comedian Joy Behar has put together a compilation of brief, personal essays from her closest friends, telling you how to boost your mood.
While Behar herself doesn't dispense any personal advice in "When You Need A Lift," people like Larry King, Tony Danza, former first lady Barbara Bush and Beau Bridges talk about what improves their moods.
Read an excerpt of the book below.
Well, for starters, I have been blessed with a great life. I am normally very happy and enjoy life as it comes. I have heard that many people eat when they are depressed or mad; with me it's the opposite! I eat when I am happy and
I have no appetite when I'm not. When I do get mad, LOOK OUT! I tend to get quiet and ignore everyone and everything around me...I just want to be alone and play video games (I find video games are very therapeutic). If after a few HOURS of playing video, I don't feel better, I then watch a movie or go to the movies. For some strange reason a good movie always calms me down, clears my head, and I'm happy again. Then, being happy, I start to eat and I gain weight and then become upset for gaining weight, then I don't eat, lose weight and get happy, and then eat AGAIN!!!!!!! .... IT IS A NEVERENDING CYCLE! Guess what, I'm depressed; now I have to go play video games!!! Oh well, guess you can't have everything.
Joey Fatone is an actor and singer from Orlando, Florida. He is best known for singing tenor for the wildly popular boy band 'N Sync. The group achieved phenomenal success with hits such as "Tearin' Up My Heart" and "Bye Bye Bye." Fatone has acted in films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and has lent his voice to various television programs including Kim Possible and Robot Chicken.