by Mel Watkins, Dick Gregory (Foreword by
Watkins (an author, he was an editor at the New York Times Book Review) has compiled an anthology of Black humor that, perhaps inadvertently, reveals much about changes in American as well as Black society. The lengthy excerpts are printed with little prefatory material, though a historical introduction is provided for each chapter. An appendix contains a list of authors with short biographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Upscale - Glenn Townes
There have not been many books that provide such a detailed history of the value of comedy in our lives.
Mel Watkins is a former editor for the New York Times Book Review and the author of On the Real Side and Dancing with Strangers. He lives in New York City.
Paperback: 448 pages