This assortment of memorable stories enhances an understanding of how loss of hearing affects the individual.
If you're hearing and you want to learn abour the REAL Deaf world, pick this book up. It's worth it. If you're Deaf and you want to chuckle and sigh as you read about things you know all-too-well, this book is a fun read. I recommend it whole-heartedly! :o)
These are just three of the Holcombs' classic "anecdotes from the Deaf community." This book is the third edition, and the first on which the Holcomb sons have collaborated with their father. It includes sections on hazards of new technology, the relay system, obsolete hazards, and classic Deaf jokes. These anecdotes are so universal that I had to stop myself from filling in the end of several of the jokes in conversation.
All in all, for the hearing person who wants insights into the daily experiences of Deaf people (or, I would imagine, for the Deaf person who wants a chuckle), this book is irreplaceable.