The Essential Wit of the World's Funniest People

The Essential Wit of the World's Funniest People

by Daniel Bukszpan

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Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
—H. L. Mencken
We’ve all heard the saying, “Everyone’s a comedian.” That may be true, but we also know that not everyone is funny, and even fewer are witty. But what’s the difference between wit and humor? Brevity helps, but more importantly, a witty saying isn’t just funny, it’s about something. As Daniel Bukszpan puts it in his introduction to The Essential Wit of the World’s Funniest People, what witty sayings have in common is their ability to relate “something truthful about mankind’s folly in a matter of just a few words.” That truth-telling is the common factor that unites this collection of jokes, asides, aphorisms, and observations.

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ISBN-13: 9781435165427
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 04/10/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 304 KB

About the Author

Daniel Bukszpan is a freelance writer with over twenty years’ experience. He has written for such publications as Fortune, Time, CNBC, Condé Nast Traveler, DNAinfo, and many more. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal, The Encyclopedia of New Wave, and The Art of Brutal Legend. He also contributed to AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll The Ultimate Illustrated History; Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast; Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History; and Rush: The Illustrated History. He is an antisocial guitar player who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Asia, and his son, Roman.

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