Hometown Humor: Over 300 Jokes and Stories from the Porch Swings, Barber Shops, Corner Cafes, and Beauty Parlors of America

Hometown Humor: Over 300 Jokes and Stories from the Porch Swings, Barber Shops, Corner Cafes, and Beauty Parlors of America

by Loyal Jones, Billy Edd Wheeler
     
 

In the midst of all that may bother us—crime, drugs, poisons in the water, poor health—people still take time to make each other laugh. If you listen on the streetcorners, in the cafes, at the kitchen tables of America, you'll hear people telling funny stories and jokes. Hometown humor helps pull us through. In this book, Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Wheeler

Overview

In the midst of all that may bother us—crime, drugs, poisons in the water, poor health—people still take time to make each other laugh. If you listen on the streetcorners, in the cafes, at the kitchen tables of America, you'll hear people telling funny stories and jokes. Hometown humor helps pull us through. In this book, Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Wheeler have gathered the best of America's hometown humor. The selections range from one-liners (“My wife's cooking was so bad, the flies got together to mend the screens”) to epigrams (“To do good is noble, but to tell others to do good is also noble and a lot less trouble”), to longer stories (like the one about why the Devil tried to give Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker, and Jimmy Swaggart back to St. Peter after they were assigned to his place). Contributors include regular folks, as well as celebrities like Sarah Ophelia Cannon (a.k.a. Minnie Pearl), Tom T. Hall, John Ed McConnell, the late Sen. Sam J. Ervin, and the nine students of the Clinton County Elementary School in Clinton County, Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874835328
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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