Crackers in Bed
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 of the Reader’s Digest humor section or a Bob Hope tour, but not as good. I felt no sunshine in my night as the sub title promised. I am still trying to figure out what that means!
I couldn’t find out much about Fredericks, other than he wrote/edited similar books. I get a kick out the kitschy cover. You might crack a smile. It was a book that had a time and place, now a days it could be fun for nostalgia lovers, but otherwise it belongs in an archive.