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The importance of being funny : why we need more jokes in our lives

Author: Al Gini
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the late, great stand-up comic Joan Rivers put it: `If you can laugh at it, you can live with it!' This book is for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, but also wants to know why.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gini, Al, 1944-
Importance of being funny.
Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
(DLC) 2017026633
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Gini
ISBN: 9781442281769 1442281766
OCLC Number: 1002095101
Description: xxiv, 141 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: A brief, highly selective, and somewhat fallacious history of humor and joke telling --
How do you make funny? So, what's a joke? --
Comedy and coping with reality --
Dirty jokes, tasteless jokes, ethnic jokes --
Conversations with a colleague about humor and ethics --
Philogagging : humor in the classroom and beyond.
Responsibility: Al Gini.
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I have been for decades searching for an answer, and recently I discovered a new one. It comes in the new book The Importance of Being Funny by local writer, professor and radio personality Al Read more...

 
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