Richard Pryor grew up in a house of ill repute. Tiffany Haddish became a foster kid to escape an abusive mother. Sometimes, the things that don't kill you make you funny.
I was reminded of this concept while (finally) reading Samantha Irby's downright hilarious essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. Irby makes plentiful comic hay from her struggles with Crohn's disease, her late parents, and her mental illness. I love the authenticity and candor of her voice, and I'm happy that more books by folks who use humor as a coping mechanism are being published these days.
Why not offer a few of these up to your customers who might need a good laugh themselves?
Keep turning those pages,