The Naked Jape by Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves

Another non-fiction book so I’m not doing too badly with that goal.

This book is an exploration of humour and, specifically, jokes. It’s a good overview of a subject that I don’t think anyone’s ever really got to grips with and covers history, psychology and contemporary politics, among other things. Each chapter follows a particular theme, and at the end there are a few pages of jokes illustrating that theme. A nice touch is that there’s also a joke at the bottom of each page.

This is kind of a short review, which is no reflection on the quality of the book. As my degree was in psychology it did cover some familiar ground but nevertheless kept me interested (and amused), and I learned some new stuff too which is always good! Recommended.


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