List Price: $28.00 Details
Save: $5.51 (20%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
How to return the item?
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Saturday, Aug 7 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, Aug 3
Order within 18 hrs and 37 mins
Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
$$22.49 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$22.49
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: This item is returnable
In most cases, items shipped from Amazon.com may be returned for a full refund.
Humor, Seriously: Why Hum... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Aug 21 - 23 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Aug 19 - 20
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Excellent customer service. Fast shipping and provide tracking info for ALL shipments. Satisfaction guaranteed. Book might show minimal signs of wear including in edges and corners.
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
$22.46
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: WiseChoice Books
Sold by: WiseChoice Books
(28571 ratings)
89% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$18.60
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: BookSeller USA, LLC
Sold by: BookSeller USA, LLC
(43024 ratings)
91% positive over last 12 months
Only 6 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$23.11
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: TheWorldShop - Ships from Overseas
Sold by: TheWorldShop - Ships from Overseas
(2335 ratings)
75% positive over last 12 months
Only 10 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.) Hardcover – February 2, 2021

4.4 out of 5 stars 342 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$22.49
$18.60 $9.99
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Explore Back to School Book Picks

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)
  • +
  • Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
  • +
  • Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

Review

“A smart, funny, brilliant book on how to be smart about being funny, brilliantly. And I’m not just saying that because they say I am smart, funny, and brilliant in it. Buy it.”—Sarah Cooper, comedian and author of 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
 
“I’ve learned (often the hard way) that the best way to be taken seriously is to not take yourself too seriously. My teams are always at their best when approaching problems with levity, which entails both humility and optimism and always engenders trust. Plus, it’s more fun—like this book!”—Eric Schmidt, former CEO and executive chair of Google (Alphabet)
 
“Humor is an act of social courage that, when used correctly, has a transformative effect. Humor, Seriously gives us the tools we need to deploy humor expertly in any environment.”—Susan Cain, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet
 
“If you think your workplace would work better if everyone laughed more, this is your playbook.”—Chip Heath, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Moments
 
“Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas make a scientific case for the importance of humor and show that it’s an incredible way to connect with customers and build culture. This book will help anyone embrace the power of laughter.”—Sara Blakley, founder and CEO of Spanx  
 
“A sharp, incisive, and genuinely funny read that translates knowledge of the world of comedy to tools that actually work in the world of business.”—Anne Libera, director of comedy studies at The Second City
 
“Business is serious and the world is serious, especially right now. That means we need the ideas described in Humor, Seriously even more than ever. Not because levity and humor are ways to relieve the pressure of serious times, although they are, but because they unlock our humanity in the moments where we most need it.”—Tim Brown, chair of IDEO and author of Change by Design

“Eye-opening, hilarious, and absolutely original, Humor, Seriously will change the way you think on the job, about the world, and in your life.”—­Leslie Blodgett, founder and former CEO of Bare Escentuals

“Fresh, profound, and consistently entertaining. I know the words ‘evidence-based’ don’t immediately connote riotous laughter, but Aaker and Bagdonas bring some irresistibly compelling science to the art and application of humor.”—Kelly Leonard, executive vice president of The Second City
 
“Of all the known ways to ruin humor, the most common start with the words ‘research,’ ‘analyze,’ and ‘professor.’ The bad news is that this book features all of those words. Prominently. The good news is that against all odds, you’ll actually have fun reading it.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
 
“In this eye-opening, important and utterly enjoyable book, Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas use science to explain how humor at work (and in life) helps alleviate stress, anxiety, and burnout. Come for the humor, stay for the insights.”—Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post and CEO of Thrive Global

About the Author

Dr. Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a leading expert on how purpose and meaning shape individual choices and how technology can positively impact human well-being and company growth. Her work has been widely published in leading scientific journals, and featured in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Science. A recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, and MBA Professor of the Year, Aaker counts winning a dance-off in the early 1980s among her greatest feats. 
 
Naomi Bagdonas is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an executive coach. She facilitates interactive sessions for leaders, Fortune 100 companies, and nonprofits and coaches executives and celebrities for appearances on shows ranging from Saturday Night Live to Today. Formerly trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Bagdonas performs at comedy venues and teaches improv in San Francisco’s county jail. Her constant stream of foster dogs describe her as gullible and full of treats.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Currency; Illustrated edition (February 2, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593135288
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593135280
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.01 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.39 x 1.07 x 9.41 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 342 ratings

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
342 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021
Verified Purchase
33 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
21 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
18 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2021
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Pauli
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh! The authours try too hard to be funny.
Reviewed in Germany on June 26, 2021
Verified Purchase