Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections, and Other Acts of Word Magic
ISBN: 0312351712
EAN13: 9780312351717
Language: English
Pages: 249
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections, and Other Acts of Word Magic

Book Overview
After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular pieces in Word Wizard . In this career-capping anthology the reader will find essays that enlighten, inspire, and tickle the funny bone. From his hilarious bloopers to his hymns of praise to the English language, these essays are the brightest gems of a storied career. Word Wizard includes a new introduction, prefaces for each essay, sprightly verse, and material never before published in Leader's language books. With classic chapters such as The World According to Student Bloopers, English Is a Crazy Language, and The Case for Short Words, and shiny new essays such as The Way We Word and Add Wealth to Your Vocabulary, Word Wizard is sure to delight language lovers and Lederer fans everywhere.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Richard Lederer is the true King of Language Comedy. His Anguished English books are the funniest books I have ever read. ---Sidney Sheldon After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular pieces in Word Wizard . In this career-capping anthology the reader will find essays that enlighten, inspire, and tickle the funny bone. From his hilarious bloopers to his hymns of praise to the English language, these essays are the brightest gems of a storied career. Word Wizard includes a new introduction, prefaces for each essay, sprightly verse, and material never before published in Leader's language books. With classic chapters such as The World According to Student Bloopers, English Is a Crazy Language, and The Case for Short Words, and shiny new essays such as The Way We Word and Add Wealth to Your Vocabulary, Word Wizard is sure to delight language lovers and Lederer fans everywhere.