Wit is often thought of as simply being funny, but wit is more than just having a knack for snappy comebacks. It’s the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In his recent book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, with each chapter written in a style that exemplifies a different kind of wit, wisdom and sometimes even, serendipity. Geary shows how wit is a state of mind as well as a sense of humor and why wit and wisdom are really the same thing. He’s the Deputy Curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Editor of Nieman Reports, and former Editor of the European edition of Time magazine.
WIT’S END: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need ItBuy
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