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Laughter in Appalachia: Southern Mountain Humor
by Loyal Jones
From the people of the Appalachian Mountains comes a special brand of humor: dry, colorful and earthy, aimed sometimes at the hillbilly's own foibles, but often at the outside world's pretenses, too. As longtime fans of and contributors to Appalachian lore, Jones and Wheeler collected the material for this popular and timeless volume at the Festival of Appalachian Humor sp ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published December 28th 2005 by August House Publishers
(first published July 25th 1987)
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Laughter in Appalachia: A Festival of Southern Humor by Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Wheeler (August House Publishers Inc. 1987)(817.008). This book is filled with good old Southern farm jokes, and I mean “old” jokes. Most of them are funny, but I heard them years ago! If the reader grew up in the South or with farm dirt in his veins, there is nothing new in this collection at all. My rating: 6/10, finished 1/27/11.