Life Is a Joke (Paperback)

100 Life Lessons (with Punch Lines)

By Gordon & John Javna

Workman Publishing Company, 9781523500079, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

List Price: 12.95*
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Description

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.

 


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.