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I Sense Humor

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

Oops I Lost My Sense Of Humor

Author : Lois M. Santalo
ISBN : 9780595258406
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 39.53 MB
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The doctor said, "Don't try it—you could die on the operating table." A scary thought, but the alternative was worse—waiting a few months for certain death. The author decides to go with the riskier option, which offers hope for the future. In this poignant true story, a woman reflects on her life, loves, family and marriage as she comes to terms with her mortality. "This memior shows us older folks as we really are rather than as people perceive us."—Virginia Welsh, teacher "MAGNIFICENT! The word-flow is poetry. I wonder if there's an editor with the courage to publish it?"—Howard Fisher, author of Salome
Category: Family & Relationships

The Sense Of Humor

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

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

Your Sense Of Humor

Author : K.B. Chandra Raj
ISBN : 9781466953635
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 81.45 MB
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The book brings forcefully to the reader the importance of humor in a persons life, what outstanding men and women from all disciplines say in praise of humor and how it benefited them. The book tells you where you can find humor and laughter and the ways you can put humor to good use.
Category: Self-Help

Humor In Advertising

Author : Charles S. Gulas
ISBN : 0765636212
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Good Humor Bad Taste

Author : Giselinde Kuipers
ISBN : 9783110898996
Genre : Humor
File Size : 47.79 MB
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Good Humor, Bad Taste is the first extensive sociological study of the relationship between humor and social background. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, the book explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, regional background, and especially, humor and social class in the Netherlands. The final chapter focuses on national differences, exploring the differences between the American and the Dutch sense of humor, again using a combination of interview and survey materials. The starting point for this exploration of differences in sense of humor is one specific humorous genre: the joke. The joke is not a very prestigious genre; in the Netherlands even less so than in the US. It is precisely this lack of status that made it a good starting point for asking questions about humor and taste. Interviewees generally had very pronounced opinions about the genre, calling jokes "their favorite kind humor", but also "completely devoid of humor" and "a form of intellectual poverty". Good Humor, Bad Taste attempts to explain why jokes are good humor to some, bad taste to others. The focus on this one genre enables Good Humor, Bad Taste to have a very wide scope. The book not only covers the appreciation and evaluation of jokes by different social groups and in different cultures, and its relationship with wider humor styles. It also describes the genre itself: the history of the genre, its decline in status from the sixteenth century onward, and the way the topics and the tone of jokes have changed over the last fifty years of the twentieth century.
Category: Humor

No Sense Of Humor

Author : Nick Morgan
ISBN : 9781481700610
Genre : Fiction
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The book entails the adventures of four men, each with their own style of humor. It includes countless tales of their pranks, talking pets, and a never ending way to out do the other. Written by a person who claims he has no sense of humor but actually displays humor in the rarest form. It also has a mystery for the reader to solve based on the adventures of the characters within the book, leading the reader to find out what is in store for these four brave souls as they continue their quest in winning the coveted trophy of practical jokes. It also combines a unique blend of humor as seen in relationships, complete with talking pets who are treated as family members and who have their own sense of humor.
Category: Fiction


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