Sue’s September Recommendation

The Humor Code: A Global Search For What Makes Things Funny by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

Sue says: A college professor and a journalist criss-cross the globe trying to find out if there is one unifying model for explaining what makes things funny.  Their travels take them from the comedy clubs of Vegas to the refugee camps of the West Bank, where they meet some very interesting people and unearth a plethora of jokes.  Their somewhat madcap adventures are grounded in the amount of scholarly research and published studies about humor that they also draw upon and use as a basis for their unusual quest.  A thought-provoking and very amusing read.
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