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William Novak

Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks

You’ll love it if:  You have read the Big Book of Jewish Humor cover to cover and are ready for some new material because your friends are tired of all your old jokes.

From the co-creator of The Big Book of Jewish Humor comes a laugh-out-loud collection of jokes and cartoons about growing older that deals with memory loss, long marriages, medicine, changes in sexuality, the afterlife, and much more. Growing older can be unsettling and surprising, so what better way to deal with this new stage of life than to laugh about it? Die Laughing includes more than enough jokes (and a nice sprinkling of New Yorker cartoons) to let that laughter burst out. Whether it’s dealing with doctors, dating in one’s seventies, or unexpected bodily changes (not to mention funny noises), some things are easier to face with a smile of recognition. That’s why Die Laughing is the perfect gift for your parents, anyone celebrating a significant birthday, or any boomer with a sense of humor whose age begins with a six or higher.

William Novak is best known to Jewish audiences as the coeditor of The Big Book of Jewish Humor, a beloved collection of jokes, cartoons, and stories that is still in print 35 years after its 1981 release. Novak is also a successful ghostwriter who has served as the coauthor of the best-selling memoirs of Lee Iacocca, Tip O’Neill, Nancy Reagan, Oliver North, Magic Johnson, Tim Russert, and Natan Sharansky.