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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The World's Oldest Joke Book
Dan Crompton, translator.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843174981.  Daedalus Item Code: 52399
Proving that, despite the advances of civilization, our sense of humor hasn't evolved all that much, this book presents some 240 cheeky puns, cheesy one-liners, sexual innuendoes, and more than its ... (Read More)
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Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him
David Henry & Joe Henry.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616200787.  Daedalus Item Code: 43844
Richard Pryor was one of the most influential performers of the later 20th century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever, argue the authors of this revelatory and ... (Read More)
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about ... (Read More)
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Great Short Works of Mark Twain: Old Times on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Jumping Frog, Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn, A True Story, and Other Writings
Mark Twin.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060727864.  Daedalus Item Code: 51047
In a less-than-kind summation on the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain once wrote: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure ... (Read More)
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Greetings from the Borscht Belt: The Best Broads of Comedy
Totie Fields, Pearl Williams, Rachel Jordan, Jean Carroll, Sophie Tucker, Betty Ross, Sylvia Stoun & others.
Publisher: Fuel 2000.   Format: 1 cutout audio CD.
ISBN: 302061903.  Daedalus Item Code: 50322
Throughout the mid-20th century, a string of hotels and resorts in the Catskill Mountains catered to Jewish Americans, and the affectionately nicknamed Borscht Belt became renowned for its comedic ... (Read More)
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The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781452134239.  Daedalus Item Code: 49467
"Frown and the whole world frowns with you." In a world filled with inspirational know-it-alls and quotable blowhards, only Grumpy Cat is indifferent enough to tell the cranky truth. Everyone's ... (Read More)
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Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
Roy Blount Jr.
Publisher: It Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061825927.  Daedalus Item Code: 40717
Nearly 80 years after its release, the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup remains one of the most influential pieces of political satire in film history. A slim, agile, quick-witted, self-assured ... (Read More)
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A Halloween Treat/Edward Gorey's Ghosts
Edward Gorey.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608196166.  Daedalus Item Code: 53209
Deliciously spooky, but not overstuffed, this wispy little tome from Edward Gorey is actually two tales in one two-faced binding. On the obverse we find a short paean to that most delightful of ... (Read More)
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Happiness is a Warm Puppy
Charles M. Schulz.
Publisher: Cider Mill.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781933662077.  Daedalus Item Code: 52266
Just over 50 years ago, with his syndicated cartoon strip at the height of its popularity, Charles Schulz employed Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of his Peanuts characters in ... (Read More)
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Happy Hooligan: Forever Nuts: Classic Screwball Strips
Frederick Burr Opper. Jeffrey Lindenblatt, ed. Allan Holtz, intro.
Publisher: NBM.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781561635429.  Daedalus Item Code: 43295
Already a successful cartoonist and illustrator for political magazines like Wild Oats and Puck, Frederick Burr Opper turned to the new medium of color comics in the Sunday funnies when ... (Read More)
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The Household Tips of the Great Writers
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847082527.  Daedalus Item Code: 53596
Just because they have deep thoughts and singular perspectives on the human condition doesn't mean that the great writers of literature don't occasionally have to throw a dinner party, caulk a ... (Read More)
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095906.  Daedalus Item Code: 43326
Since his first published New Yorker cartoon, in 1977, Bob Mankoff has been making us laugh, and since he became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997, he's been the one deciding what's funny ... (Read More)
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