Book: Joyful Nordic Humor

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In her book "Church Lady," Jonna Jensen, a parish pastor in Central City, Iowa, affirms that one of the best things about Scandinavian humor is that we tell jokes on ourselves. We learn not to take ourselves too seriously. When people come to worship on Sunday morning, they've either had a hellacious week, or they're going to have a hellacious week. You can't start the holy haranguing until people are feeling safe and welcomed and relaxed."

This book is a collection of essays, stories, photos, cartoons, and folk art that reflects the hilarity of Nordic American humor. From Ole and Lena jokes to the antics of "weekend Vikings" to the ritual consumption of lye-soaked lutefisk, Nordic Americans go all out.

If you're looking for a good laugh, or if you're simply interested in learning more about Nordic American culture, this book is for you.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penfield Press; 1st edition (August 1, 1997)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1572160519
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1572160514
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches

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