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Life Is a Joke

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A compendium of good jokes, many of which I'd heard before, combined with mildy wise introductiosn. A bit like an annotated Aesop's Fables with jokes. A pleasant enough read.
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An interesting and entertaining self-help book. 

I love that this book has been written with humour. There are plenty of jokes and wit, yet at the same time it has some good points to make. I picked up a thing or two that I hadn't previously thought of in the way this book suggests (and quite honestly I've read a LOT of self-help type books out of curiosity if nothing else!)

I do think it's worth a read and definitely one I shall be picking up again in the future.
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This book isn’t not only unforgettable, it’s really full of wit and fun you can read over and over.  I did.  The writer is great with the illustrative use of words!
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Life lessons wrapped in jokes, what's not to love! This book makes taking your medicine easier than a spoonful of sugar.
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This book is quite simply, absolutely brilliant. Presented in a humorous way but with underlying notes of seriousness, the book consists of 100 'life lessons' which not only amuse and intrigue, but offer helpful insights of self-help to take forward. Each of the 'lessons' is presented first with a quote (all of which are hugely useful and thought-provoking in themselves), followed by a short story, most told with a pinch of humour. There's a moral to each of these stories, and following each story is the 'life lesson' where it breaks down what the moral is and how it applies to the story. The final section is 'beyond the punch line', where things get a little more serious and practical, with some great pointers for applying these lessons to your life, stripping away the humour and being more pragmatic. There were so many of these stories that I read and really related to, and thought 'hell yeah! I need to take this on board'. It took me quite some time to read as a whole book, as I enjoyed reading a few stories slowly at a time, allowing myself time to digest them. On the whole, I would highly recommend this book.
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I really enjoyed this book. The format makes the book seem light hearted, while at the same time, teaching the reader a lesson that they may be able to use in the future. This is a joke book that delves deeper. Each joke is related to real life situations. If this book had contained only the lessons and not the jokes, I'm not sure I would have finished it. The jokes made everything more relatable and understandable. 

I would recommend this book for anyone that wants a little more guidance in their life, which is probably everyone. 

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
Author: Gordon and John Javna
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: 31 Oct 2017
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The set up of this book is interesting. Every new 'joke' starts off with a quote from an author or famous person that pertains to that particular life lesson. It feels like they are simply modern parables that everyone can understand and decipher followed by an explanation and some food for thought. Every lesson is clear and teaches something small but valuable. Throughout the book, I found myself taking into consideration these life lessons that are very practical and easy to put into every day use. Some of these lessons will bring self-awareness and some will help you be more open-minded. My only reservation is don't read it all in one go because it can seem a bit repetitive. Otherwise, it's a great book for teens and young adults and every one who needs a bit of advice every now and then.
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My laptop will now accept PDFs even using the directions from netgalley. Cannot review sorry
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Cannot open a protected pdf file on a kindle before it's published. Amazon and I have spoken multiple times on this and that is their bottom line.
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