JSE-WSSC | ISBN 978-0-789151-19-3 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-WSHC | ISBN 978-0-780792-72-2 | Hardcover | $21.95

What's So Funny? Student Book

JSE-WSSC | ISBN 978-0-789151-19-3 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-WSHC | ISBN 978-0-780792-72-2 | Hardcover | $21.95
What's So Funny? Student Book
"What's So Funny?: Why Do We Need Humor?" This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
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Contents

Prologue

Funny
Nagueyalti Warren

Creating Context

You Have to Be There • Comedy: A Serious Business • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Makes You Laugh?

Thinking Skill: Evaluating

Memories of Dating (newspaper column)
Dave Barry
The Adoption of Albert (short story)
Barbara Robinson
Say Good Night, Gracie (comedy sketch)
George Burns and Gracie Allen
Beware the Ides of November (short story)
Ellen Conford
Letters from a Nut (letters)
Ted L. Nancy

Cluster Two: How Is Humor Used?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

Fish Eyes (autobiography)
David Brenner
Life's a Sketch (article)
Michael Neill and Bob Calandra
What's Alien You? (satire)
Dave Barry
Pancakes (short story)
Joan Bauer
Humor Helps (article)
Carolyn J. Gard
Money: Too Tight to Mention (comedy monologue)
Sinbad

Cluster Three: What Are Some Types of Humor?

Thinking Skill: Classifying

'toon Time (cartoons)
Youngest Child Tries to Tell a Joke (newspaper column)
Erma Bombeck
Word Wit (nonfiction collection)
various authors
The Clown (short story)
Patrick F. McManus
Hey, You Down There! (short story)
Harold Rolseth
Pet Haiku (poetry)
Nancee Belshaw
A Conversation with My Dogs (drama)
Merrill Markoe

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

Light Verse (poems)
various contributors
Shotgun Cheatham's Last Night Above Ground (short story)
Richard Peck
How to Eat Like a Child (how-to parody)
Delia Ephron
A Houseful of Love and Laughter (autobiography)
Jay Leno