Dickson's Joke Treasury: An Anthology of Gags, Bits, Puns and Jests-- And How To Tell Them

Dickson's Joke Treasury: An Anthology of Gags, Bits, Puns and Jests-- And How To Tell Them

by Paul Dickson, Dickson




A revised and expanded version of the author's previous book Jokes. There is a new chapter featuring tips and anecdotes from such luminaries as Bill Novak, Leo Rosten, Charles Osgood and Tip O'Neill. All jokes are ''clean'' and there are chapters on flies in the soup jokes, unintended puns, knock-knock jokes, shaggy dog jokes and many others. Includes a bibliography of joke books and magazines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471556664
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/06/1992
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.

Table of Contents

Flies in the Soup.

At the Pearly Gates.

The Lowest Form of the Lowest Form.



Too Much Saxon Violence.

The Chattanooga Challenge.

Here Come the Elephants.

Said Swiftly.

Operknockety Tunes.

Shaggy Dog Show.

The Willies.

Making Mary.


Many Hands Make Light Work.

Fort Knocks—The Master Collector.

The Voice from the Audience.

Tourist Tips.

Slurred Visions.

Eternal Questions.

Giving Them the Business.

Martians, Lawyers, and a Few Cannibals.

What's the Difference?.

A School of Heard Knocks.

Managerie a Trois.

Personal Worst.

You Know You're Hearing a Joke When...

How to Tell a Joke.

Joke Books and Magazines.

But Seriously, Folks...


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