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I Sense Humor

Author : Jobe Writes
ISBN : 9781449018061
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Self Disclosure

Author : Liara Covert
ISBN : 9781606938591
Genre : Self-Help
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Covert describes her journey into modern, shamanic healing which offers a key to unlocking one's spiritual potential and opening the door to limitless happiness and love.
Category: Self-Help

The Senses Of Humor

Author : Daniel Wickberg
ISBN : 9780801454370
Genre : History
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Why do modern Americans believe in something called a sense of humor, and how did they come to that belief? Daniel Wickberg traces the relatively short cultural history of the concept to its British origins as a way to explore new conceptions of the self and social order in modern America. More than simply the history of an idea, Wickberg's study provides new insights into a peculiarly modern cultural sensibility. The expression "sense of humor" was first coined in the 1840s, and the idea that such a sense was a personality trait to be valued developed only in the 1870s. What is the relationship between medieval humoral medicine and this distinctively modern idea of the sense of humor? What has it meant in the past 125 years to declare that someone lacks a sense of humor? Why do modern Americans say it is a good thing not to take oneself seriously? How is the joke, as a twentieth-century quasi-literary form, different from the traditional folktale? Wickberg addresses these questions among others and in the process uses the history of ideas to throw new light on the way contemporary Americans think and speak about humor and laughter. The context of Wickberg's analysis is Anglo-American; the specifically British meanings of humor and laughter from the sixteenth century forward provide the framework for understanding American cultural values in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The genealogy of the sense of humor is, like the study of keywords, an avenue into a significant aspect of the cultural history of modernity. Drawing on a wide range of sources and disciplinary perspectives, Wickberg's analysis challenges many of the prevailing views of modern American culture and suggests a new model for cultural historians.
Category: History

The Heaven Of Mercury A Novel

Author : Brad Watson
ISBN : 0393341119
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction: a dark, riotous Southern novel of sex, death, and transformation. Brad Watson's first novel has been eagerly awaited since his breathtaking, award-winning debut collection of short stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men. Here, he fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye. Finus Bates has loved Birdie Wells since the day he saw her do a naked cartwheel in the woods in 1916. Later he won her at poker, lost her, then nearly won her again after the mysterious poisoning of her womanizing husband. Does Vish, the old medicine woman down in the ravine, hold the key to Birdie's elusive character? Or does Parnell, the town undertaker, whose unspeakable desires bring lust for life and death together? Or does the secret lie with some other colorful old-timer in Mercury, Mississippi, not such a small town anymore? With "graceful, patient, insightful and hilarious" prose (USA Today), Brad Watson chronicles Finus's steadfast devotion and Mercury's evolution from a sleepy backwater to a small city. With this "tragicomic story of missed opportunities and unjust necessities" (Fred Chappell), "Southern storytelling is alive and well in Watson's capable hands" (Kirkus Reviews starred review). "His work may remind readers of William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, or Flannery O'Connor, but has a power—and a charm—all its own, more pellucid than the first, gentler than the second, and kinder than the third" (Baltimore Sun).
Category: Fiction

Hair Brained Humor

Author : Wayne Hayworth
ISBN : 9781477115930
Genre : Humor
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Wayne Hayworth has been entertaining customers as a barber for 47 years. He has ghost written other books, but this is the fi rst book that openly carries his name as author. Wayne began his education at what is now Multnomah University; he received a B.A. and Masters degree from Christian International Graduate School, Florida, and served in Christian ministry for many years encouraging countless individuals. Because part of barbering is human relations, Wayne hoped that this book will make a positive contribution to the profession of barbering. He happily lives in Portland, OR with his loving wife Lolita, and their charming daughter Michelle.
Category: Humor

The Sense Of Humor

Author : Willibald Ruch
ISBN : 9783110804607
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Red Sky

Author : Gordon Kim Prince
ISBN : 9781635689099
Genre : Fiction
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I thought my idea about writing a novel would be fun, so I have put into words a story that could be possible. I hope you enjoy what I have put on paper.
Category: Fiction

The Good Humor Man

Author : Andrew Fox
ISBN : 9781616960759
Genre : Fiction
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In this satiric romp inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, set in 2041, government-sanctioned vigilantes—the Good Humor Men—ruthlessly patrol the streets, immolating all fattening food products as illegal contraband. A pound of real chocolate is worth more on the black market than a kilo of cocaine. Evil “nutraceutical” company MannaSantos controls the food market with genetically modified products, such as “Leanie Lean” meats. But the craze for svelte healthfulness has reached a critical turning point, as a mysterious wasting plague threatens to starve all of humanity. A lone ex-plastic surgeon and founding Good Humor Man, whose father performed a secret liposuction surgery on Elvis Presley, holds the key to humanity’s future. In a mad dash to retrieve his family heirloom—the mortal remains of the King’s belly fat—Dr. Louis Shmalzberg becomes entangled with a civil servant of questionable motives, an acquisitive assassin from a wealthy Caliphate, a power-mad preacher evangelizing anorexia, a beautiful young woman addicted to liposuction, and a homicidal clone from a MannaSantos experiment gone terribly wrong. Can Elvis save the world sixty-four years after his death?
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Author : Herbert M. Lefcourt
ISBN : 9781461542872
Genre : Psychology
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In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on health and well-being. In this new book he places humor firmly within the literatures of coping processes, the moderation of stressful experiences, and health by showing how humor can help create and encourage feelings of community, closeness, and control. Lefcourt blends empirical research with anecdotal reports in this thoughtful volume.
Category: Psychology