A New York Times headline read, "fewer noses stuck in books in america." "reading is in decline among all groups, in every religion, at every educational level, and within every ethnic group" says dana gioia.
I'm a firm believer that reading humor is an effective way to remove stress. laughter relaxes tense muscles and brings more " zoyershtof" (oxygen) into our system. it even lowers blood pressure.
So, check the stacks in your library or visit your local bookstore's humor section for these book titles:
. "voting for dummies - a reference for florida residents...and other dumb voters" by bill daley
. "college: the best five years of your life" by clark benson and alex gordon
. "when i cook, they run: the art of miserable meal making" by karen kallet
. "get your own damn dinner, i'm going to bingo" by beverly garges
. "a marriage made in heaven or too tired for an affair" by erma bombeck
. "how to set up for a mah-jongg game and other lost arts" by carol e. rinzler
. "don't call mommy at work today unless the sitter runs away" by mary mcbride with veronica mcbride
. "breaking up with your last candy bar" by liz boyd
. "our lady of weight loss - miraculous musings from the patron saint of permanent fat removal" by janice taylor . "life is not a dress rehearsal" by marilyn levy
. "how to work for a jerk - your success is the best revenge" by robert m. hochheiser
. "funny sauce: us, the ex, the ex's new mate, the new mate's ex, and the kids" by Delia Ephron
. "dancing through life in a pair of broken heels: extremely short stories for the totally stressed" by Mickey Gulsewite
"your second mattress will last forever - and other guarantees of marriage and parenting" by Bill Corbin
. "help! i'm a prisoner in a chinese bakery" by Alan King
. "mercy, it's the revolution and i'm in my bathrobe" by Nicole Hollander
. "basic for numbskulls who think french fries come from france" by Klondike
. "no more hot flashes and other good news" by Penny Wise Budoff, M.D.
. "prince charming isn't coming - how women get smart about money" by Barbara Stanny
. "everyone poops" (a child's book) by Taro Gomi
. "how to raise your i.q. by eating gifted children" by Lewish Burke Frumkes
. "yiddish with dick and jane" by Ellis Weiner & Barbara Davilman
. "i try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once" by Ashleigh Brilliant
. "how to prepare for your high school reunion and other midlife musings" by Susan Allen Toth
. "elvis is dead and i don't feel so good myself" by Lewis Grizzard
. "beauty fades, dumb is forever" by Judge Judy Sheindlin
. "can board chairmen get measles? - thirty years of great cartoons from the wall street journal" (edited by Charles Preston)
. "when you eat at the refrigerator, pull up a chair" by Geneen Roth
. "why geese don't get obese (and we do) by Eric P. Widmaier
. "no more frogs to kiss: 99 ways to give economic power to girls" by Joline Godfrey
. "how to help your child land the right job (without being a pain in the neck)" by Nella Barkley
. "don't tell me what to do: just send money" by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
. "how to eat like a republican or, hold the mayo-muffy - i'm feeling miracle whipped tonight" by Susanne Grayson Townsend
. "nobody said you had to eat off the floor, the psychiatrist's wife's guide to housekeeping" by Carol G. Eisen
. "Help! my Apartment has a Kitchen" by Kevin and Nancy Mills
. "there ain't no u-haul behind that hearse" by J. D. Haines, M.D.
Marjorie Wolfe's favorite book title:
"Every Goy's Guide To Common Jewish Expressions" by Arthur Naiman.
it's recommended for jews who don't know their punim from their pupik!
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