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  • Published: 5 August 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140262070
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $12.99

Pocket Jokes


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A page a day keeps the doctor away!

In a world of war, woes and worries, this little volume is at least as good as valium. Read the pages aloud or tear them out and eat them. You'll feel them doing you good.

Were Freud and Jung alive today, they'd promote Pocket Jokes as the perfect therapy.

Recommended by nine out of ten dentists – because it encourages dazzling smiles!

But please do not open until you're well inside the terminal.

  • Pub date: 5 August 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140262070
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Authors

Phillip Adams

It's nudging sixty years since Phillip Adams' by-line first appeared in an Australian newspaper. As an atheist and contrarian, he's been annoying people ever since. Gough Whitlam calls him 'Australia's most perceptive social critic'. Robert Manne says he's 'perhaps the most remarkable broadcaster in this country's history'. As well as lots of books and TV series, Adams' dozen feature films include The Adventures of Barry McKenzie and Don's Party. He has chaired many government bodies, won lots of awards, attracted many enemies and remains hyperactive.

Patrice Newell

Patrice Newell was born in Adelaide. After careers in modelling, journalism and television, she bought a farm in Gundy, New South Wales with her partner Phillip Adams, where she produces biodynamic olive oil, garlice, honey, soap and beef. Her books include Tree to Table, Ten Thousand Acres: A Love Story, a heartfelt call for sustainable land use; The Olive Grove, her bestselling account of leaving the city for life on the land; and The River, a critically acclaimed examination of water-management issues facing rural communities. You can follow the life of Patrice's farm at patricenewell.com.au


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