It’s the perfect marriage of wisdom and wit—here are 100 valuable lessons on how to live, drawn from 100 hilarious and unforgettable jokes. A really good joke, like a great poem, memorable song lyric, razor-sharp anecdote, or Zen koan, is a portal of discovery—it can get a meaningful message across in a way that’s clear, humorous, and practical. It’s the secret weapon of every great comedian—there’s the joke, and then there’s the subtext of the joke, and that can mean serious business. A funny, funny joke about a therapist and his patient conveys, for example, an important lesson on the power of communication. A surprising joke about a tribal shaman and the weather service turns into a necessary critique on how we should view experts.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
The Javna Brothers (aka Gordon and John Javna) are the brains behind the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® series with over 15 million copies in print. In addition, John Javna is the author of dozens of books on pop culture and the environment, including the #1 New York Times bestseller 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth.