by Loyal Jones & Billy Edd Wheeler
More great humor from those funny guys, Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Wheeler. This book is packed with jokes, anecdotes, riddles and all sorts of examples of Southern wit. Enjoy pig tales, sheep yarns, and chapters poking fun at preachers, doctors and more. Contributors include Wendell Berry, Minnie Pearl, Randy Travis and Chet Atkins.
The phenomenal success of Laughter in Appalachia, Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Wheeler's first collection of humor, says something about the importance of humor in our lives, and the talent Jones and Wheeler have in finding the best of it. More Laughter in Appalachia, their fourth collection of Southern mountain humor, may well be their funniest and most comprehensive collection to date. Packed with humorous jokes, anecdotes, poems, riddles, and songs, not to mention a nineteenth-century sermon, a backwoods political speech, and a comical arrest warrant, this collection is thick with artifacts of Southern wit-from a wide-ranging group of contributors, including Ralph Emery, Minnie Pearl, Will Campbell, Wendell Berry, Lewis Grizzard, Chet Atkins, and Randy Travis. Whether you are interested in humor as part of our cultural heritage or you just want a good laugh, you will find this mountain of Southern humor heartwarming and sidesplitting.