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Humor: Antidote for Political Ad Overload

October 17, 2012

DB68142  Seven Hundred Seventy-seven Great Clean Jokes by Jennifer Hahn   Categories include animals, church, education, electronics, family food, leisure and more.


DB 68140  Bennett Cerf’s Bumper Crop of Anecdotes and Stories by Bennett Cerf    Stories, anecdotes, tall tales, puns and jokes.


DB72125 Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1  by Mark Twain  Includes reminiscences of his youthful escapades, tales of his ancestors and immediate family and details of European and domestic travels.


DB71554 Lamentations of the Father by Ian Frazier  36 essays by American humorist and New Yorker magazine contributor.  In the title piece Frazier adopts an Old Testament tone for a wrathful father chastizing his children about table manners.


DB71824 I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood by Dave Barry  Humor columnist compiles eighteen of his essays describing and explaining men in general and himself in particular.  Topics include marveling over current technology, experiencing fatherhood and owning a dog.


DB74367 Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan     Newspaperman examines his unique relationship with his hiking partner, miniature schnauzer, Atticus M. Finch.


DB74402   Fat Is the New Thirty: The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of)Life  by Jill Conner Browne   Author offers advice on dealing with personal setbacks and a bad economy–namely, find a way to make fun out of it or make fun of it.


DB72221  Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny by Marlo Thomas.  Thomas describes growing up the daughter of comedian Danny Thomas.  Includes interviews with other famous funny people, Robin Williams, Don Rickles, Whoopi Goldberg and others.


DB73985  The Magic Room:   A Story about the Love We Wish for Our Daughters by Jeffrey Zaslow   The author profiles a small-town Michigan bridal shop, its multi-generational female owners, and many of the brides who have purchased gowns there.


Remember the old adage, “Laughter is the best medicine”.

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