Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

?A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom.??Stephen Fry In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns demonstrate the essence of creativity. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there?s the serendipitous wit of scientists, the cra ?A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom.??Stephen Fry In ...

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Title:Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
Author:James Geary
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0393254941
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It Reviews

  • Danny
    Jan 20, 2019
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  • Dean
    Dec 01, 2018
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  • Andrienne
    Sep 23, 2018
    Each chapter offers the delight of what wit can do. It?s a brilliant way of showing how wit works rather than merely describe it. Thanks to the publisher for access to the advance reading copy. ...
  • Bart King
    Dec 15, 2018
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  • Nick Armstrong
    Dec 07, 2018
    Skip over the chapter with all the medical references and you?ll have a 4-star book, easily. ...
  • Vlieta
    Dec 04, 2018
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  • John Moran
    Jan 06, 2019
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  • Denise Nader
    Dec 08, 2018
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  • Linda
    Jan 05, 2019
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  • Hayden Hamilton
    Jan 06, 2019
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  • Trudy
    Nov 15, 2018
    Geary's Wit's End is not strictly a humor book, though there is plenty of humor within it. In portions of the book he explores how we think and what wit is (and is not) on a historical and even a neurological level. Extensive notes, bibliography, and index are included for those who wi...
  • Donny Martel
    Nov 19, 2018
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  • Holly
    Dec 24, 2018
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  • Vivek
    Dec 22, 2018
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  • Mich
    Nov 27, 2018
    James Geary extols all aspects of wit. Starting with puns, then repartee in conversations, jokes, scientific evaluations of brain images associated with wit, visual wit in art (troupe d?oeil), historical, literary, folk tales, biblical and Talmudic references are dissected in a (what...
  • Ivor Armistead
    Nov 16, 2018
    Wit. Amusing, a bit. ...
  • Alan Baczkiewicz
    Dec 21, 2018
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  • Lawrence Elton
    Nov 25, 2018
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  • K.J. Charles
    Dec 19, 2018
    Embarrassingly, excruciatingly bad. I'd ask how anyone let this twee nonsense get to publication but a cursory Google tells me it's a bloke who went to Harvard and worked at a bunch of media outlets, so he obviously has important friends. Sadly, they were not good enough friends to tel...
  • Sofi St. John
    Jan 20, 2019
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  • Dominic Wu
    Dec 26, 2018
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  • tom oconnell
    Nov 24, 2018
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  • Russell H. Lingo
    Jan 20, 2019
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  • Michael G
    Nov 27, 2018
    Geary puts wit on the spit. Well done. ...
  • Ivan Mitrovic
    Dec 03, 2018
    Not much more than a wit classification book, with chapters devoted to pun, metaphor, jive... and examples. I was hoping for ?instructions? on how to train your wit. Found one useful thing though. The book mentioned RAT (Remote Associations Test) which I think is very useful for ki...
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    Dec 20, 2018
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    Dec 17, 2018
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    Dec 17, 2018
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    Jan 03, 2019
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    Jan 13, 2019
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