I really wasn't happy with this book. I found the short stories to be just stories without anything really funny in them. I have heard several of the storytellers on the radio and TV and found them really great, but these were blah. My husband and I have read the stories and we are puzzled as to when we will 'start' laughing, versus when we will 'stop laughing', as the description reads. I would skip over this one.
If laughter is the best medicine this will keep you healthy. From what I have had the chance to read, it is very enjoyable. There were two stories so far that would score a 5 on the laugh out loud scale. I bought some as gifts and they were anxious to get started reading them.