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Old Jews Telling Jokes: 5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-So-Kosher Laughs

Authors: Hoffman, Sam & Spiegelman, Eric
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: REL040000, HUM014000, HUM004000
ISBN: 9780345522450, Related ISBNs: 0345522354, 0345522451, 9780345522351, 9780345522450
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A grasshopper walked into a bar and ordered a drink.
The bartender looked at him and said, “You know we have a drink named after you?”
The grasshopper replied, “You have a drink named Stanley?”
 
Schtick happens. For five thousand years, God’s chosen people have cornered the market on knee-slappers, zingers, and knock-knock jokes. Now Old Jews Telling Jokes mines mothers, fathers, bubbies, and zaydes for comic gelt. What we get are jokes that are funnier than a pie in the punim: Abie and Becky jokes; hilarious rabbi, doctor, and mohel tales; and those bits just for Mom (Q: What’s the difference between a Jewish mother and a Rottweiler? A: Eventually a Rottweiler will let go!). Some are just naughty and some are downright bawdy—but either way you’ll laugh till you plotz. With Borscht Belt gags from Brooklyn to Bel Air to Boca, Old Jews Telling Jokes is like chicken soup for your funny bone. I mean, would it kill you to laugh a little?
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