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Favorite Words of Famous People: A Celebration of Superior Words from Writers, Educators, Scientists, and Humorists Paperback – June 1, 2011

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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933338903
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933338903
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 5.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pretty darned revealing!"  —Self magazine

"A literate, sometimes moving treatise on the creative and evocative effects of language."  —Orlando Sentinel

"A great gift item for anyone who is fascinated by words."  —Village Voice

"I have been both amused and touched by this book."  —Howard Gardner, author, Frames Of Mind: The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

"Lewis Frumkes is a living, breathing barrel of insights."  —Bruce Jay Friedman, author of Stern

"Delightful! Eye-opening! Fun! Thought-provoking! Those are just a few of the adjectives that zipped across my mind as I went through my copy of Favorite Words of Famous People. My advice? Buy! Read! Enjoy!"  —Susan Isaacs, author, As Husbands Go

About the Author

Lewis Burke Frumkes hosts a weekly radio show on WPAT-AM and is the author of seven books, including How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children, The Logophile’s Orgy, Manhattan Cocktail, and Metapunctuation. His work has appeared in Harper's, Punch, and the New York Times. He lives in New York City.

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By Lucia T. Miller on December 31, 2013
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So good. A slim volume which is perfect to pick up for a 3 minute browse or a half hour immersion. Such wise and witty people quoted!
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