Barbara Wallraff is a contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly, where she has worked since 1983. Doing justice to the English language has long been a professional specialty of hers. She has written for the New York Times Magazine's “On Language” column, she is a former commissioner of the Word Police, and National Public Radio's Morning Edition once asked her to copyedit the U.S. Constitution. Her name appears in a Trivial Pursuit question -- but not in the answer. Wallraff is the author of the national best seller Word Court and Your Own Words. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
My daughter wanted to give me a book for Christmas.But what to buy the "ole fellow", who already has over 7,000 of them? She came up with a real winner with this one. Read morePublished on January 5, 2009 by J. Guild
All wordsmiths, and even those who just like to laugh, will enjoy this very clever and funny book which is, in many ways, a good-natured spoof on our culture, values and outlook.Published on May 28, 2008 by crnaples