My experience with satire and humor is TV and comedian related.  The humor type that I like the most is self-enhancing humor.  Self-enhancing humor is being able to joke with yourself and find the good humor in everyday life.  An example is

Mark Twain was an American writer who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  His writing style is part of what made him so successful.  His use of social commentary is much more subtle than than the satire of other writers.  Something that I find very interesting is that his book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was based on a real person.  That person was a young misfit who float down the Mississippi River with a slave named Jim.  I cannot wait to read that book.

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