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Just kidding : using humor effectively

Author: Louis R Franzini
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"For adults who enjoy humor and who would like to be funnier. It includes definitions of funniness and examples of both helpful and harmful humor. It describes the relevant comedic and psychological rules for making humor effective. The book points out the danger signs for offensive humor and how to make the decision to 'say it or stuff it.' Examples of successful and unsuccessful humor from comedians to politicians  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis R Franzini
ISBN: 9781442213364 1442213361
OCLC Number: 777602367
Description: vii, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The power of humor and laughter --
The nuts and bolts of humor --
Political correctness and humor --
Not all humor is all good --
Public bombings --
Effective humor pitfalls --
Spontaneous humor versus spontaneous sex --
How you can be even funnier --
Strategies to avoid humor that fails --
Getting the last laugh.
Responsibility: Louis R. Franzini.


Just Kidding is for anyone who wants to learn how to use humor more effectively in their daily lives. It includes opinions, advice, and examples from comics, celebrities, and politicians. Topics  Read more...
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Franzini (psychology, emeritus, San Diego State Univ.; Kids Who Laugh: How To Develop Your Child's Sense of Humor) presents an analysis of the niche field of humor research and explores how to make Read more...

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