If you enjoy laughing at the pain and misery of others (and who doesn’t) this book is for you.  Mass Historia is a pretty funny look at the past.  There are a number of interesting facts hidden inside the humor so if you’re not careful you might learn something before you’re done.  Written by one of the writers of the Daily Show’s America (The Book) and contains the same type of humor. 


The book gives one or more historical events for every day of the year.  In addition to the historical event there is a humorous made-up event or a humorous comment about the actual event.  Some of the humor is laugh out loud funny, some is mildly amusing, and some I didn’t really find all that funny.  Occasionally a joke gets overplayed, like President Taft’s large stature.


I recieved this book as an Advance Reader Copy (ARC).