The Laughing Baby

By Caspar Addyman

The extraordinary science behind what makes babies happy and why

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Life Lessons from Laughing Babies

Hi everyone,

Back in July I was invited to give a TEDx talk in Bratislava. The title is supposed to be "Life Lessons from Laughing Babies" but they preferred Why Babies Laugh. The video is finally online so I thought I would share it with you. It was a nerve-wracking experience but hope you like the end result.

At the start of this year the book was about 25% funded and about 10% written. I am delighted that we're now way over our funding target and there will even be a German edition. Thank you all making this a year which has changed my life.

The writing is currently about 75% done. I've just hit my initial target of 85,000 words but it is clear the book will be a bit longer than that. This is the hardest thing I've ever done. This is more difficult than my PhD and that was 100,000 words and took three years! There were plenty of times when I didn't believe I could do it.

There is still lots to write and lots of editing but for the first time I feel like the end is in sight. It does mean it is going to be a while before you have a real live book in your hands but starting in January I will begin sharing some extended exerpts with supporters.

Thank you for patience and support.

Have a great Christmas and New Year,


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