The Irish have a reputation for being the wittiest people on earth and when you read this book, you'll soon see why. Pick up any book of quotations in the English language and you will find it chock-full of quotations from Irish authors such as Wilde, Shaw, Sheridan, Beckett, Keane, Kavanagh and O Faolain, plus the new kids on the block like Moran, O'Hanlon, McAleer and Moncrieff. Irish Wit cuts through the rest to give you the very cream of Irish humour.
Des MacHale is the best-selling author of over thirty humour books, including the hugely successful series of Wit books. He is famous for his defence of the joke against the politically correct, and is a regular delegate at humour conferences the world over. He is Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College, Cork.