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Pretty Good Joke Book: First Edition (Prairie Home Companion) Hardcover – March 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Series: Prairie Home Companion
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company; First Edition edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565113683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565113688
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #987,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. 
 
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From AudioFile

Fans of Garrison Keillor's radio program will love this collection of jokes harvested from his annual Joke Show in April. Sound effects and genuine audience laughter capture the best of the cheerful old-time radio atmosphere. As a comedian, Keillor has a well-honed sense of timing and a facility with the bucolic language of Minnesota, both of which delight his audiences. These tapes would please anyone with a sense of humor or provide a pleasant interlude for listeners of more somber audiobooks. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Garrison Keillor is the bestselling author of Lake Wobegon Days, Happy To Be Here, Leaving Home, We Are Still Married, Radio Romance, The Book of Guys and Wobegon Boy (available in Penguin Audiobook). He is the host of A Prairie Home Companion on American public radio and a contributor to Time magazine. He lives in Wisconsin and New York City.

Customer Reviews

All the good jokes in ONE BOOK!
Amazon Customer
This tape provides hours of fun and laughs for the entire family.
Glenn A. Michaels
I bought this book for my dad who loves to tell jokes.
Mark

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2000
Format: Audio Cassette
After listening to just the first side of the first tape (a 2 tape set), I placed 3 gift orders for friends. I saved listening to the rest so I could savor it on my drive to and from work. If you like jokes, you'll really enjoy these tapes. Even oldies and "groaners" are fun when presented in the classic "Praire Home Companion" radio/stage show format. Very fast paced and entertaining, I recommend it highly. Hope there are more to come.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Glenn A. Michaels on May 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This tape provides hours of fun and laughs for the entire family. I've always enjoyed Prairie Home Companion's Annual Joke Show (although Garrison Keillor claims it causes the greatest loss of National Public Radio members of any other show). Now I can bring this annual treat to life whenever I need a good laugh (almost daily). It kept us roaring on a recent car trip. This was probably the first time in history that kids never asked "When are we going to get there." However, it is probably important for me to add this disclaimer: Listening to this tape in the car or while operating heavy machinery could be hazardous to your health. Amazon.com -- thanks for recommending it to me. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys this radio program or who needs good laugh.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Hoffman on June 10, 2000
Format: Audio Cassette
Wonderful humor -- hundreds of good old jokes, the kind folks used to tell at bars and around office water coolers . . . a great part of the folk heritage of America, and just plain funny .... well told by Garrison Keillor & guests such as Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount, etc. . . . I bought the CD version which I'd recommend, since it's a more stable medium than cassette and this is a "keeper"
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Brooke Van Peski on January 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
These jokes are hilarious and will keep you rolling for the length of the 2 CDs - and you *will* want to listen to them over and over again. You'll feel compelled to share the jokes with friends and co-workers - but you'll request they hear them from the source - as your joke-telling skills just won't match those of the master joke-tellers.
Nevermind the NPR Public Laughter Tapes - they are OK, but for real laughs, get the Pretty Good Jokes. You won't be disappointed!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The Pretty Good Joke Book is the best joke book I've yet come across! I especially like its variety. It has some cute classics and some funny modern jokes. It includes yo mamas, bar jokes, regional jokes, kids jokes, musical jokes, occupational jokes, gender jokes, old people jokes, a few dirty jokes for adults...and much, much more! Also, it's not like one of those joke books where once you read all the jokes you toss it aside. Nope, with TPGJB, it seems that every time I read it, I come across new jokes that I haven't read yet, and, it's always fun to chuckle at a joke I've read before. One read of this book and you're sure to be the clown/comic of your community!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is terrific! All the good jokes in ONE BOOK!
Manyof these jokes are available on the internet. The value of this bookis that everything is in one place. No clicking around the 'net or downloading required!
As a member of Toastmasters I found the book a wonderful resource for the "Joke of the Day" portion of our meetings.
So...what's the difference between brocolli and boogers? Check out this Pretty Good Joke Book to see! END
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sheila Newel on September 26, 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
This tape is fun: rapid fire jokes that you might have even told yourself as a kid or an adult. For old or new, politically correct or politically incorrect jokes and everything inbetween, get this tape or CD and sit back and relax.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2000
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After listening to just the first side of the first tape (a 2 tape set), I placed 3 gift orders for friends. I saved listening to the rest so I could savor it on my drive to and from work. If you like jokes, you'll really enjoy these tapes. Even oldies and "groaners" are fun when presented in the classic "Praire Home Companion" radio/stage show format. Very fast paced and entertaining, I recommend it highly. Hope there are more to come.
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