Humor Explained

Explaining humor without killing it is a high-difficulty maneuver. But a new book by the journalist Jim Holt (who writes about science and philosophy for Slate and The New Yorker) attempts to do just that and we're excited to check it out. It's called Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes. You can read a blurb about the book from Very Short List here and buy the book here.