Preface, Introduction, Acknowledgements and back cover to book, Jokes, Riddles and Wisdom by Kuder.
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Preface

Are you depressed or bored? Are you tired of the nine-to-five rat race and just having to deal with the mean-spirited people in our hateful, evil world? Then lighten up! Bring a little humor into your life. Humor enhances the soul, reduces depression, and makes life a little more enjoyable. We all need that!

Ever notice how a person who is always serious is always boring? You will enjoy life more if you will look for the humor in things.

Here are some examples of how you can add humor to your everyday life:

If someone asks me what I am up to, I will reply "Six foot even."

If I'm asked, "What's up?," I'll reply "The ceiling."

If they ask me what's new, I'll say "New York, New Jersey, New Mexico and pneumonia." 

If I'm driving down the road and asked what did that last sign say, I'll say, "Nothing, since signs don't have vocal cords."

I have lots more like these, but I'm sure you get the idea. I get a lot of eye rolls, but I get a lot of chuckles too.

Read this book the first time just for laughs. You'll get plenty. Then read it again to develop a more humorous mind-set.

I wrote this book to bring more happiness into the world, so in addition to the jokes and riddles, I've included a section on wisdom, that I believe will also make your life happier, if you read it, study it, and take it to heart.
Note that the author's selections for the best and funniest jokes and riddles are displayed in bold text.


Introduction

Ever wish you could find the world's best jokes and riddles collected into one place? You may have seen other joke and riddle books that called themselves "the best" or "the greatest" in the worldó but just didn't live up to the name. A quick scan through this book will quickly reveal that you have before you the real thing.

These jokes and riddles are to the point with no excess verbiage. They are neatly divided into two sectionsó jokes and riddles.

I consider jokes and riddles to be in the public domain, but if anyone claims to be the original author of any joke contained herein and wants credit, please submit convincing evidence, and you will receive acknowledgment in any future edition of the book.

The Wisdom section of the book will add more joy and happiness to your life by explaining how anyone can:
* Become wealthy.
*Get along with other people.
* Find the love of their life.
* Be healthy and happy in all aspects of one's life.

While much of the material in part 3 of the book may, at first, seem obvious, my observation is that few people fully practice it. I strongly recommend that you not be too hasty to dismiss it as just "common sense" or "old hat," but rather study and practice it. You'll be glad you did.

If you would like to submit jokes, riddles or items of wisdom for the next edition of this book, submit to Roger Kuder, 4727 Cumberland Station Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32257. I will acknowledge your submission if I use it and you request it. Also check out my web-site located at www.humorandwisdom.com.

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to those people who spread joy where they go by going through life with a sense of humor. Don't go through life without it.

I have not kept a record of all my sources for this collection. It would probably number in the hundreds. However, due to the exceptional quantity and quality of humor they have spread, or other help they have contributed, I thank the following:

Randy Graves, Mary Fouraker and my wife, Sally Kuder, editors
Derby Ulloa, Illustrator, Professor of Design and Sculpture at Florida Community College 
Drew Rinzivillo and Shawn@bestofhumor.com for jokes used.
 

Back Cover

If you have seen other joke and riddle books that called themselves the "best" or the "greatest," but were disappointed, because they did not deliver what they promised, just flip through this book and try a few pages at random.

This is the best of the best. The cream of the crop. Read it for laughs. You won't be disappointed.

Jokes and riddles that are to the point, without unnecessary embellishment.

This book is clearly divided into three sections: 
 Part 1: Jokes
 Part 2: Riddles
 Part 3: Wisdom

The Wisdom portion of the book will add more joy and happiness to your life by explaining how anyone can:
* Become wealthy.
* Get along with other people.
* Find the love of their life.
* Be healthy and happy in all aspects of one's life.

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