That's Funny: A Theory of Humor

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Ever wondered why we find something funny or why we laugh? You might be surprised by the reason. Have you ever wondered how people make up jokes? Would you like to be able to do so?

A theory of humor is arrived at through the analysis of more than eighty fine jokes. Study has never been so much fun.
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About George J Cole

After retiring from a scientific and management career in industry, George Cole began formally setting down ideas that had been in his mind for many years, and has now published three books on the Smashwords site.
George and his wife celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 2012. Children Jennifer and Peter have assisted their father’s writing not only with critical appraisal but also with contributions to its content.

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Review by: Arthur Peters on Oct. 14, 2012 :
If you're at all curious about why people find certain things funny, then take a look at this book. Filled with jokes, it pulls them apart and comes up with a compelling theory that explains what it is about the jokes that makes us laugh.

Whenever I hear a good joke now, I look for the disturbing element it contains, and the method by which that element is defeated. That's Funny has deepened my appreciation of humor. A worthwhile read.
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