Writer and humorist Don Steinberg was not interested in compiling a thousand gags into a giant paperback, because he knew most of the content would be bland. Instead, he set out to compile the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the "Jokes Every Man Should Know". Here are jokes for business trips, blind dates, and family get-togethers. Here are seven jokes that will make kids laugh and nineteen jokes that are definitely not suitable for children. Here are three jokes about doctors, two jokes about gorillas, eight jokes about heaven, and the world's only truly funny knock-knock joke. When applicable, Steinberg has included history about the origin of the joke and/or alternate versions, along with a visual rating system to indicate the best audience for the joke.
Don Steinberg has written for such publications as The New Yorker, GQ, Harper's, McSweeney's, Spy, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times. His website, bluedonut.com, is the first one listed for a Google search of "funniest jokes."