Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine: America’s Funniest Jokes, Stories, and Cartoons

This collection of laugh-out-loud jokes, one-liners, and other lighthearted glimpses of life-drawn from Reader’s Digest magazine’s most popular humor columns-is sure to tickle the funny bone. Packed with more than 1,000 jokes, anecdotes, cartoons, quotes, and stories contributed by professional comedians, joke writers, and readers of the magazine, this side-splitting compilation pokes fun at the facts and foibles of daily routines, illustrating that life is often funnier than fiction

Did you hear about the Broadway actor who broke through the floorboards? He was just going through a stage What did the ill comic say in the hospital? “I’m here…all weak!” Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender asks, “Olive or twist?” Posted in a dental office: “Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings too.” “The main advantage of being famous is that when you bore people at dinner parties, they think it is their fault.” -Henry Kissinger, Nobel Peace Prize, 1973 As Groucho Marx once said, “A laugh is like an aspirin, only it works twice as fast.”

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3 Comments

  1. Very Humorous This book is a great addition to any library. It is entertaining for all ages and really is ideal for someone looking for light reading and a pick me up.

  2. Fabulous nostalgia! I remember when I was little my parents had a subscription to Reader’s Digest. I looked forward to every issue just to read the “Laughter is the best medicine” page. This book is such a wonderful trip down memory lane for me! And it just goes to show you that humor doesn’t need to be crude and vulgar to be funny.

  3. The title says it all! The humor segments are my favorite parts in Reader’s Digest. To be honest it’s why I have a subscription. When I saw this book I just had to have it and the fact that it is a Kindle version is a huge plus. I laughed so hard through this whole book I thought I might suffocate! Thank you Reader’s Digest for putting it all into one book. It’s awesome.

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