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Wit and humor

  • Non-Essential Mnemonicsby Kent Woodyard; Mark Downey

    Prospect Park Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the popular McSweeney 's column, a witty look at mnemonics for everything you never wanted to remember. more...

  • Anthology of Black Humourby André Breton; Mark Polizzotti is the author of Revolution of the Polizotti

    Saqi 2014; US$ 13.11

    This is Breton?s definitive statement on l?humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. In his provocative anthology of the writers he most admires, Breton discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, the manic paranoia of Dalí, the... more...

  • The Odysseyby Barry B. Powell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Odyssey is one of the world's greatest and best-loved poems. It has survived for twenty-eight centuries, through upheavals that have wiped out most of what was written in the ancient world. Now Barry B. Powell, one of the twenty-first century's leading Homeric scholars, has given us a powerful new translation. Powell's translation renders... more...

  • Super Hot Jokes For Cool Kids!by Various Authors

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 0.99

    "Did you hear the joke about the oak tree?It's acorny one."With over 400 hand-picked jokes in this mega collection, there's plenty to inspire and delight any young comedian. Puns, knock-knock and doctor-doctor jokes abound - but rest assured it's not all corny. Bring out your ghoulish side with a collection of spooky jokes or be blown out of this world... more...

  • On Being A Manby Sandy Campbell; John Carnochan; Pete Seaman; David Torrance; Gerry Hassan

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32

    What does ‘masculinity? mean today? On Being a Man brings together four men to consider the condition of Scottish men, reflect on their own backgrounds and experiences, and confront some of the most difficult issues men face. These include the changing roles of men in Scottish society, the role of work and employment. What it means to be a man... more...

  • Scotland Vs England 2014by Ian Black

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 4.36

    On 18 September 2014, a mere 700-and-a-bit years after the Battle of Bannockburn, the latest power struggle between Scotland and England will be over, one way or another – but this time probably without the swords, horses and armour. Independence is, without question, a very serious subject, but there is a funny side too. Now Ian Black, master of... more...

  • The Everything Big Book of Jokesby Evan C. Thomas

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Have you heard the one about... You'll laugh yourself silly with The Everything Big Book of Jokes ! Inside this sidesplitting collection, you'll find only the most popular kinds of jokes, riddles, and funnies from a dynamic professional comedian, including: Short jokes, one-liners, and puns Jokes about spouses, in-laws, kids, and grandparents... more...

  • Jolly Wordlingsby D. H. Elliott

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Jolly Wordlings brings together a host of excruciating howlers and painful puns in a collection crammed with fun. Most of the humour arises from the words themselves - a change of stress, a little false pronunciation or a bit of strategic misspelling will tease the laughter out of even the most solemn expressions. And D. H. Elliott does just that,... more...

  • Wit And Its Relation To The Unconsciousby Sigmund Freud

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 330.00

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • How To Write Comedyby Tony Kirwood

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 14.57

    First you have to come out with a flow of ideas and decide which ones will work. Then you must give them a tight structure, and then write crisp dialogue which builds in constant laughs. This practical but inspirational book guides new and more experienced writers step by step through the process of each comedy genre. It gives space for your... more...