This week's question: A New Zealand man brought an "emotional support clown" to a meeting where he was laid off; the clown mimed crying and made balloon animals to lighten the mood. Please provide the title of a business book about the beneficial role clowns can play in the workplace.

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THE WINNER: "Mime OK — You're OK"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SECOND PLACE: "From Bozo to Bezos"
Guido Scarato, Pacific Grove, California

THIRD PLACE: "Art of the Schlemiel"
Lawrence Rathbun, Hubbardsville, New York


"Bozoness as Usual"
Paul Buchheit, Chicago

"How to Fill Really Big Shoes"
Beth Weinhouse, Montclair, New Jersey

"How to Win Friends and Make Balloon Animals"
Jonathan Haines, New York City

"The Cheers of a Clown"
Rick and Teresa Claiborne, Wichita, Kansas

"Jest Another Day at the Office"
Anthony Scola, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laurel Wroten, Petaluma, California

"7 Ha-ha-habits of Highly Effective People"
Leela Srinivasan, Orinda, California

"The 'It' Factor"
John Holler, St. Cloud, Minnesota

"Juggling the Books"
Joe Frank, Scottsdale, Arizona

"Clowning Around in the Bored Room"
Peter Thorp, Carmel, California

"What Color Is Your Balloon Animal?"
Barbara Harman, Concord, California