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A.Word.A.Day is Now a Book!

From: Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
To: (linguaphile at wordsmith.org)
Subject: A.Word.A.Day is now a book!
Date: Oct 11, 2002

I first saw a library when I went to college and today when I have my own book published I hope you'll forgive me if I come across feeling a little elated. It's been a long journey.

As a small child I remember sitting under the shade of a mango tree in a remote Indian village. A few broken sticks of chalk and a blackboard made by painting a flat piece of wood with soot completed my classroom. The only language I knew was Hindi.

Fast forward 20 years. I learned another language, traveled half-way around the globe, earned a master's degree in computer science, and settled in Seattle. I so loved the music and magic of words that for the last nine years I shared it with half a million readers in more than 200 countries on every continent (even Antarctica). Today daily A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) is read by connoisseurs of the English language in places such as the BBC, Oxford University, the New York Times, and by at least two Pulitzer Prize winners and a Nobel laureate. An experience both exalting and humbling! A Word A Day is now available in the good old-fashioned way - a book. "A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English" presents the best of AWAD, revised, refreshed, and sprinkled with tidbits, anecdotes, and witty comments from AWAD subscribers.

A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words
Paperback, 202 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471230324
October 2002

Find it in your nearest library, local bookstore, or online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore.

"Anu Garg's many readers await their Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!"
-Barbara Wallraff, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly, author of Word Court

"AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories."
-John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

"A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!"
-Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language

I hope you'll enjoy the book. Please let me know what you think of it.

Anu Garg
(garg AT wordsmith.org)

Words are things; and a small drop of ink / Falling like dew upon a thought, produces / That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

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