The Art and Science of the One-Liner

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Poet and engineer Ben Sheldon perfecting the punch line in new book

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The book handles many touchy and taboo topics in a sensitive way that should not offend anyone.

Those with even the slightest love for language know that a good one-liner can be a beautiful thing. Often, the best writers and orators—like Mark Twain, Voltaire and Oscar Wilde—are best known for their sharp, ironic puns and quips.

“I have always seen the lighter side of life. When I was born, apparently the doctor slapped me and instead of crying, I laughed,” said Ben Sheldon, author of the new book “Lotsa Laughs.”

Sheldon, who is a published poet and a registered engineer in the state of California, has spent much of his life writing quips on a broad range of subjects. Some biting, some just silly, Sheldon has drawn from his varied careers, international travel and love of knowledge to provide readers with ideas for entertaining others at speeches, parties and in writing—or just amusing one’s self.

No group is safe from the focus of Sheldon’s humor. Thankfully, no one is in any danger either.

“If you joke about faith, gender, politics, nationality or sex, it must be ‘equal opportunity,’ without an agenda of targeting anyone or any group to ridicule in particular,” said Sheldon. “The book handles many touchy and taboo topics in a sensitive way that should not offend anyone.”

Whether one aims to amuse a group of people at a cocktail party with political satire or simply chuckle about bathroom humor on one’s own commode, “Lotsa Laughs” provides readers with hilarious content that is sure to induce smiles.

For more information, visit BenSheldonBooks.com

“Lotsa Laughs”
By Ben Sheldon
ISBN: 978-1-4969-3638-7
Available in softcover & e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Ben Sheldon is a published poet and a registered engineer in the state of California with two patents to his name. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Baghdad College. Sheldon speaks English, Kurdish and Arabic. He has lived in the United Kingdom as well as the United States. He currently lives near San Francisco, California. “Lotsa Laughs” is his fifth book.

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