"A fresh, amusing, 21st-century guide to everything Scrabble."
, crossword editor, New York Times
, and puzzlemaster, NPR
"Guides and manuals tend to be grim, charmless things. But not this one! If you consider SCRABBLE (and/or its digital knockoffs) a small key pillar of modern civilization--or even just an intellectually nutritious way of killing time with friends and family--why wouldn't you immediately buy a book as smart and literate and companionable as the game you love to play?"
-Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360 "It's more than a dictionary or list of words to memorize. The way it's arranged by categories should make it easier to recall the words when next you play. And there are lots of surprises." -Psychology Today"Bukszpan makes learning some of the Scrabblish basics a lot of fun." -CNET
"4 stars" -LitPick
From the Back Cover
Za. Cwm. Alaska. Laura. Juba. Qi. Magneto. Rousseau. Tsktsk.
What do these words have in common?
Knowing them will help you master the board in games from SCRABBLE to Words With Friends and beyond.
Part strategy guide, part celebration of all things wordy, Is That a Word? explores the often bizarre-but totally playable-words in the SCRABBLE dictionary. Combining tips, tricks, facts, word lists, and more, each page helps take an obsession with word games to the next level.
Is That a Word? is your ticket to total word domination.