|Author||: Gordon & John Javna|
|Publisher||: Workman Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 257|
|Rating||: 4/5 (077 Downloads)|
Download or read book Life Is a Joke written by Gordon & John Javna and published by Workman Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.