Life is a Joke : 100 life lessons (with punch lines)
Great jokes not only make us laugh--they make us think. They very often contain important pieces of wisdom and insight that we are more willing to hear when they're delivered with a laugh. Life Is a Joke: 100 Life Lessons (with Punch Lines) includes 100 hilarious jokes along with the messages that you may or may not realize they carry. For instance, a joke about a tribal mystic and the weather service becomes a pointed parable about being very careful in choosing which experts to trust (or vote for). A joke about a therapist and his patient offers an invaluable insight about the vital importance of open communication. A salesman, a clerk, and a manager find a magic lamp--and learn that whoever speaks first doesn't necessarily win. Written by the brothers who created the phenomenally successful Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series, each entry in Life Is a Joke is contained in a two-page spread. There's an epigram previewing the theme of the joke and lesson, a brief precis of the lesson the joke teaches, and a few takeaway points with ideas for how readers can apply the lesson to their own lives.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 133 x 184 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
- 31 Oct 2017
- Workman Publishing
- New York, United States
About Gordon Javna
The Javna Brothers (aka Gordon and John Javna) are the brains behind the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader(R) series with over 15 million copies in print. In addition, John Javna is the author of dozens of books on pop culture and the environment, including the #1 New York Times bestseller 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth.