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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Villard; 1St Edition edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345522354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345522351
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Chock full of funny stuff!" -- Mel Brooks, director and author of The 2000 Year Old Man

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“The best of a disappearing art.”
      —Mark Harris, New York Magazine (Mark Harris New York Magazine) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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I can still hear them laughing!
H. Teitelbaum
Great cd for long road trips, we did not stop laughing all the way to Montreal.
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A great Chanukah stocking stuffer.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Graham Zaretsky on September 24, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought this book because it was advertised on the "Old Jews Telling Jokes" website, one of my favorite humor sites on the web. If you are unfamiliar with the website, then the book is probably great for you. Unfortunately, most or all of the jokes in the book so far are taken from that commercially-paid website. Unless you are hearing-impaired, and are 'religiously' opposed to commercials, the website is a much better experience. Jokes are simply funnier when told, with all the inflection, timing, acting and accents.

The book is funny enough; but I suppose I was hoping for a lot of stuff not shown on the website.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steven I. Ramm TOP 50 REVIEWER on September 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD
What started out as a 44-minute DVD released in September 2009 (see my review of that on Amazon), is now a three-hour "audio book". The video showed some older Jews (both male and female) telling jokes. They stood in from of a curtain and (usually) made you laugh. These weren't visual jokes so the visuals weren't needed.

Director Sam Hoffman put out the word to have folks submit jokes and audition for the audio-only version. He got hundreds of replies. The result is that the best of the lot are included on the 3-disc CD set. While many of the jokes - recorded in front of a live audience - are told by their contributors, some are read by Hoffman himself - with acknowledgement to the submitter. Hoffman has also, expanded the concept in this audio version by adding introductions to many of the jokes, or the "chapters" (actually subject headings). He provides a background on Jewish humor and nearly always translates or defines certain Jewish or Yiddish words necessary in order to understand the joke.

A few of these "jokes" are legendary and have lived on through the years. But many were new to me and I found myself laughing out loud in public places while listening through my earbuds. Sometime it was the punch line; sometime the delivery.

And what defines "old" in the title. I'd change it to "older" if I could (but it wouldn't be funny, right? Most of the story tellers appear to be in the 50+ age range.

While non-Jews might find some interest in this product, its aimed at the Jewish population. And I can certainly recommend it for a few fun hours to lighten your day. Life is too short. Laugh a little!

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lisa Grunberger on January 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
After falling in love with the web site and videos on which this book is based, I had to see the book which is a delight. But there's nothing like hearing someone tell a joke which the videos capture so beautifully. Bravo on a job well done! Earthy and addictive -- laughter is indeed the best medicine. Author, Yiddish Yoga: Ruthie's Adventures in Love, Loss, and the Lotus Position
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diana G. Chapman on December 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
I came across this book in the gift shop at the New York Public Library and found myself laughing out loud. Yes, many of the jokes are older than I am (and I am not young) but they are exactly the kind of obvious, silly jokes I and my siblings and friends (well, my less dignified friends) love. I was also pleased to note that the "towel-waving joke," which we first heard from a non-Jewish friend who lives in Venice (as in Italy) had told us. So she gets a copy too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Teitelbaum on December 15, 2012
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The borscht belt is still alive in the pages of this book. I gave this to my non Jewish friends. Didn't have to explain much. I can still hear them laughing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By roy the goy on November 7, 2012
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as an 81 year old product of a jewish father and a shiksa mother this collection of oft told anecdotes.these jokes are conveniently arranged by topic. keep this book by your bedside instead of your spouse.don't even think of memorizing these nuggets of oorn. dr. roy suggests a small spoonful taken at least three times daily.
as usual amazon beat their mailing deadline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joyce Elizabeth Zopolsky on July 2, 2011
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This CD started so slow that I almost turned it off, then 1/2 way through the first CD, it started to get better. It wasn't hilarious, but had some cute jokes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard on March 13, 2011
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I have enjoyed their web site and the book. It is easy to read and provides much entertainment for many people. I use it at parties and it is always a hit.

I highly recommend the book.

Richard
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