From the Better Half: Quotations from Tamara Fraser and Her Friends Nelson, Ed. 1977 Submitter: Who? I had to look up who Tamara Fraser was, and even after that was left wondering why our academic library would need a collection
Oh Well! You Know How Women Are! and Isn’t That Just Like a Man! Cobb 1920 Submitter: I came across this gem on our discards cart. It comes from an undisclosed university library in the Pacific Northwest. This book was
The Power of Positive Pessimism Proverbs For Our Times Kandel 1973 This is one of those little gift books they sell at the card store as a kind of gift. It’s supposed to be clever and funny, but it doesn’t
Separated at Birth? by the Editors of SPY 1988 Submitter: This looks like it’s supposed to be a humorous book, but it’s lost on me. The entire book is basically pictures of celebrities/public figures placed next to other celebrities/public figures
How to Hang a Spoon Martin 1985 Evidently hanging a spoon off your face is an actual “thing,” or at least it was back in the 1980s. Obviously, this is straight out of the humor section. Funny is in the
Mouth Sounds: How to Whistle, Pop, Click, and Honk Your Way to Social Success Newman 1980 Submitter: We recently stumbled upon this book in our public library stacks and are unsure how this book slipped through a previous weeding project.
Crackers in Bed Fredericks 1955 (original copyright 1953) Peppered with some barely risque cartoons, this book is simply a collection of quotes, jokes (typical topics: big boobs, fat/thin, hillbilly, mild politics, drunks, etc.), and some small stories. It reminds me
How to have fun with your body Lester 1986 Did you know that you can have fun with your body? This book is about making faces, performing tricks, and possibly grossing people out. I can also see some of this