As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, EUPHEMANIA is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power of words and our power over them.
About the Author
Ralph Keyes is the author of 15 books, including The Courage to Write and I Love It When You Talk Retro. He has written for Esquire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Newsweek, and Harper’s. Keyes lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he writes, lectures, and is a Trustee of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (December 14, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316056561
- ISBN-13: 978-0316056564
If you are a word freak like me, you are going to love this book. Euphemania explains where we get common turns of phrase like “pushing up daisies” and other obscure references. The book is very entertaining and gives insight to historical references. I really enjoyed reading this one and it would make the perfect gift for that closet wordy in your life.
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