There's a lot of humorous material available on Google Book Search, especially if you have a taste for bygone ways of joking. Here’s Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, one of the most celebrated works of American wit.
Sample o sample!
daring: one of the most conspicuous qualities of a man in security.
p.s. Oprah Winfrey's Book Club #57 is The Road, by Cormac McCarthy. I'm interested in reading it based on the author's bio.