Stop Me If You've Heard This

A History and Philosophy of Jokes

by Jim Holt

Hardcover, 141 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $15.95 | purchase

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Stop Me If You've Heard This
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A History and Philosophy of Jokes
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Jim Holt

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Book Summary

Chronicles the evolution of the joke from the stand-up comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club performers of today, in an account that profiles famous comic figures and continues in a second part with a history of the development of racial, political, and sexual humor.

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