Favorite Words of Famous People: A Celebration of Superior Words from Writers, Educators, Scientists, and Humorists

The favorite words of 250 of the best and brightest contemporary thinkers and creators are collected in this volume that no self respecting word lover should be without From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to authors Yann Martel and Nicholson Baker, the writers, scientists, educators, humorists, and celebrities featured in this book write at length about their favoriteThe favorite words of 250 of the best and brightest contemporary thinkers and creators are collected in this volume that no self respecting word lover should be without From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to authors Yann Martel and Nicholson Baker, the writers, scientists, educators, humorists, and celebrities featured in this book write at length about their favorite words and why they are so enad with them The entries cover a range of responses, some witty and hilarious, some brilliant and profound, others linguistically clever and poignant For Mary Higgins Clark it s memory the DNA of a writer for Arianna Huffington, it s trust both unutterably sacred and the old banana skin joke on a cosmic scale Other favorite words include the familiar love, zest, goodness , the unfamiliar cthonic, steatopygia, irredentist , long words horripilating and short sex , weird words jerzoid , and refreshingly down to earth words egg This cornucopia of words is a frequently funny, sometimes eccentric, and often surprisingly intimate and moving look into personality and language.
Favorite Words of Famous People A Celebration of Superior Words from Writers Educators Scientists and Humorists The favorite words of of the best and brightest contemporary thinkers and creators are collected in this volume that no self respecting word lover should be without From Secretary of State Hillary

  • Title: Favorite Words of Famous People: A Celebration of Superior Words from Writers, Educators, Scientists, and Humorists
  • Author: Lewis Burke Frumkes
  • ISBN: 9781933338903
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
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