Curing the Cross-eyed Mule: Appalachian Mountain Humor

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Loyal Jones, Billy Edd Wheeler
August House, 1989 - Humor - 211 pages
Appalachian humor can be dry, colorful, and earthy, and this collection of over 450 jokes includes some of the best there is. The chapters vary greatly: Love and Marriage; Schools and Education; Moonshine and Other Spirits; Old Age; Religion; Lawyers; Mountaineers and the Law; Animals and Hunting; Mountaineers and City Folks; Health and Medicine; and Rural Life. Also includes humorous essays by William Lightfoot and Roy Blount, Jr.

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About the author (1989)

Loyal Jones is the author of nine books and dozens of articles on Appalachian culture, including Laughter in Appalachia: A Festival of Southern Mountain Humor. For twenty-three years he was director of the Appalachian Center at Berea College.

Wheeler is a songwriter, singer, playwright and poet. He is co-founder of the Festival of Appalachian Humor.

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