|About the Book|
As every skilled communicator knows, listeners remember the humorous illustrations in a talk, a lecture, or a sermon long after they forget the other content of the address. As Isaac Asimov, author of hundreds of books and lifetime collector of humorous anecdotes, once related, “Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.” Joel Goodman remarks, “Mirth can be a major tool for insight, changing HA-HA to AHA!”The laughter encouraged by this collection is supportive of human dignity. It is life-affirming and life-giving. And it is, to borrow a word from religion, prophetic. It comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable. It ennobles our spirits and extends our love to others.And, above all, it is fun!