This little work is clearly a fun book. It began as a casual note-gathering during my recreational reading, with special attention to witticism, epigrams and quips. But as I jotted them down, I strove to condense and rephrase each one, fashioning it to be a bit more pithy, piquant and pungent that the original. This is a bedside book–though more bodaciously it may serve as a bathroom book. In any event, it is not to be “gulped” like a cheap novel. That’s why I didn’t title it “Jest a Second”. These items are “chuckle nibbles”; too much at once will cause dyspepsia.