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The importance of being funny : why we need more jokes in our lives / Al Gini.

Gini, Al, 1944- (author.).
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Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 152.43 GINI (Text) 38650833429523 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442281769
  • ISBN: 1442281766
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 141 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-136) and index.
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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.
Subject: Laughter > History.
Wit and humor > History.
Joking > Social aspects.

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