The Importance of Being Funny : Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives Hardback
by Al Gini
When E. B. White said "analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies," he hadn't seen Al Gini's hilarious, incisive, and informative take on jokes, joke-telling, and the jokers who tell jokes.
For Gini, humor is more than just foolish fun: it serves as a safety valve for dealing with reality that gives us the courage to endure that which we cannot understand or avoid.
Not everyone tells jokes. Not everyone gets a joke, even a good one. But, Gini argues, joke-telling can act as both a sword and a shield to defend us from reality.
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 168 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified; 1 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 25/07/2017
- Category: Popular philosophy
- ISBN: 9781442281769
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