Sunday, November 30, 2008
As recently reported in this New York Times Sunday book review, humorist and NPR personality Roy Blount Jr. has just published "Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof" by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Described as a guide to Blount's "personal lexicon, usage manual, writers' guidebook, [and] etymological investigation," the NYT's reviewer enthusiastically recommends the book to anyone interesting in adding another valuable and fun resource to their writer's bookshelf.
According to Alphabet Juice, writing "needs to be quick, so it's readable at first glance and also worth lingering over." Ah, that's the trick, isn't it?
More reviews, courtesy of Amazon.com, are collected here.
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