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Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Favorite Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes [Hardcover]

Isaac Asimov
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March 11 1992
The master of the science fiction genre makes a humorous detour through the realm of humor, presenting more than seven hundred jokes, riddles, limericks, and anecdotes. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

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To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is more helpful then some of my fellow reviews suggest, as it reflects greatly on who Asimov the man actually was.
He was an unrepentant sexist, as many men of his generation were. He was arrogant, as many successful men are. He was self centred, as most of us are.
However, through this book you can see the pain of the failure of his first marriage and his love for his second wife and daughter. You can see many of the people he liked.
Sure some of it is unfunny, some of it is just plain crude and some of it is rambling. I liked it and return to it every couple of years.
One reason I did like it was it showed how autobiographical much of Asimov's other writings were. If you cross check some of the Foundation series, you can see a reflection in Issac's own life at the time of writing. This makes this volume a worthy addition for any Issac-ophile.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not only unfunny but embarassing Jan. 3 2000
Format:Paperback
Isaac Asimov was one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, but this book showed that there was a limit to even his talents. Most of the "jokes" are (a) not his; (b) not funny; (c) corny; and (d) sexually boring and/or gross. I was astonished that this was published in the 90's. It was so dated, I thought (before I checked the copyright notice) that it was published in the '70's and was supposed to be "shocking."
Put this down and reread the Foundation series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable piece of work April 7 1999
Format:Paperback
This book was a source of many laughs for me. How Asimov tells you the jokes from his point of view is truly something. And the stories of his experiences are a good enough reason for any Asimov fan to buy this book. I encourige fans to check this book out, because it's brilliant!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Asimov rules his humor stinks Nov. 15 1999
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Format:Paperback
Asimov is a great author but this book just isn't funny. I found myself struggling to stay awake through out the entire book. The majority of the jokes aren't even his, he is just retelling someone elses joke. Overall very boring.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The master gives us a few more chuckles May 20 2006
By Blake Petit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Not counting his volumes of limericks, this is Isaac Asimov's second jokebook, following Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor. Like that first book, however, this is much more than simply a collection of jokes. Asimov discusses, in his usual prolific style, the nature of jokes and joketelling, what makes some things funny and others fall flat, and why he prefers some jokes to others. Although he intentionally steers away from topical humor, some of the jokes are still outdated simply because of the evolution of language and culture, but the book is still a great read and a full of laughs. It's a lot of fun.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More corn then Oklahoma, shows the heart of the man July 24 2000
By James Flavin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is more helpful then some of my fellow reviews suggest, as it reflects greatly on who Asimov the man actually was.
He was an unrepentant sexist, as many men of his generation were. He was arrogant, as many successful men are. He was self centred, as most of us are.
However, through this book you can see the pain of the failure of his first marriage and his love for his second wife and daughter. You can see many of the people he liked.
Sure some of it is unfunny, some of it is just plain crude and some of it is rambling. I liked it and return to it every couple of years.
One reason I did like it was it showed how autobiographical much of Asimov's other writings were. If you cross check some of the Foundation series, you can see a reflection in Issac's own life at the time of writing. This makes this volume a worthy addition for any Issac-ophile.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less jokes, more anecdotes Oct. 17 2007
By J. M. Gonzalez Ondina - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Despite what the title suggest, this book is not a collection of jokes as "treasury" was. In this book the anecdotes are the main course. For those who know Asimov's bio in detail, some of these stories are already known; but a different take is always interesting. Those who dislike the way the old doctor talks about himself, probably should avoid this book.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable piece of work April 7 1999
By hakonj@islandia.is - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book was a source of many laughs for me. How Asimov tells you the jokes from his point of view is truly something. And the stories of his experiences are a good enough reason for any Asimov fan to buy this book. I encourige fans to check this book out, because it's brilliant!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stop me if you've heard this one before... Jan. 25 2010
By Steven Warfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've become quite a fan of Asimov's shorter works, so it was interesting to see him work in an even shorter form - the anecdote.

A good deal of what's presented could very well benefit from being read aloud by someone who speaks well; some of them stood by themselves as entertaining bits and pieces.

I came away with two feelings from this book: 1) that Asimov thought quite highly of himself in many regards (which isn't necessarily a bad thing; Harlan Ellison, one of my other favorites, thinks of HIMself in even higher regard) and, 2) the beauty of a joke isn't necessarily in the eye of the beholder, but of the teller.
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