A New York Times bestseller
One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much.
“An insightful book packed with wonderful writing, practical advice, and hope for a better, kinder future.” —Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life
You’re ready to give up. Throw up your hands and walk out the door.
“Fascinating … A powerful, exhortatory call to arms.”—New York Times Book Review
“A David-and-Goliath story for the digital age … Thrilling.”—Foreign Policy
The no-stress, ferociously fun way to raise a kid who loves to read—complete with reading recommendations and activities to inspire!
Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there’s no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play.
Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the
etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems.
"For too long the Left has tried to silence the Right through a war on words. Understanding their tactics and what we can do about it is crucial. Sam Sorbo lays it all out." -- Sean Spicer, Host of Spicer&Co
Grab a copy and fight back " -- Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author
This national bestseller is "a significant contribution to discussions of the art of fiction and a necessary challenge to received views about whose stories are told, how they are told and for whom they are intended" (Laila Lalami, The New York Times Book Review).
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.
“[A] worship song to writers and readers.”—Oprah Daily
Feeling put off by phrasal verbs? English for Everyone: English Phrasal Verbs can help you to understand the context and definitions of over 1,000 of the most common phrasal verbs.
A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.
A timely, nuanced work that dissects the thorny debate around cultural appropriation and the literary imagination.
A thorough, illuminating, and entertaining guide to crafting point of view, a fiction writer’s most essential choice.