The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes

by Fred Metcalf

The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes Synopsis

Looking for a good joke? Searching for an ice-breaker for that after-dinner speech? Or are you just in need of a few laughs? Then stop! Your search is over. This book is the finest, funniest collection of gags, rib-ticklers and plain silly one-liners ever to find themselves squeezed inside the covers of a book. Organised by subject matter (from Absence - via Insults - to Writers) and containing side-splitters stolen from such wits as Groucho Marx, Orson Welles, Mark Twain and P. J. O'Rourke, among many, many others, this book will ensure that people will feel compelled to laugh at you wherever you go. A treasure trove of wit covering all walks of life, The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes is the perfect joke book for all occasions.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141044545
Publication date: 26th November 2009
Author: Fred Metcalf
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Jokes & riddles, Reference works,

About Fred Metcalf

Fred Metcalf was born in Yorkshire and educated in Devon. He has worked as a cartoonist, a scriptwriter and a speechwriter in London and Los Angeles. He has written jokes for Morecambe and Wise, David Frost and Kenny Everett. He is also the editor of The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations.

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