Yet she never wanders far from the defining characteristics of her writing: it's all jocular observation of herself or others.
Where Simmons is jocular in a kind of clever fratboy way, Lund is more refined in his language and more robust in his indignation.
When he ran into Sperling at a congressional dinner at the White House a couple of weeks later, the encounter was jocular.
“No, old chap,” cried North, slapping the sexton on the shoulder in a jocular way.
"Well, I guess that's about all Dav does," said Bagley, in a jocular manner.
Gustave, bewildered by the jocular tone in which the widow addressed him, was unable for a moment to find words in which to reply.
From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular.
It would make even six months' life as jocular as Bradshaw's Railway Guide or the dietary of a prison.
But I could not find it in my heart to pursue this discussion in a jocular tone.
I gazed at him in bewilderment; ready to laugh if he meant to be jocular, incredulous of his serious intention.