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The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay M ore Than Some Antics by [Pollack, John]
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"A compelling exegesis on what puns are and why they matter."
(-The Los Angeles Times )

"A fun, cogent argument in favor of a dubious, often-damned art."
(-Kirkus Reviews )

"He tells us, with a clarity unusual for the subject, how the mind works..."
(-P.J. O'Rourke, The New York Times Book Review )

"The best books on language are the ones that encourage us to reexamine what we think we know, and "The Pun Also Rises" does exactly that."
(-Boston Globe )

"Whether you are practicing punster, interested in language or just hungry to learn something on the beach this summer as you lie on the sand-which-is there (see what happens when you talk to this guy?), Pollack's book is fun and informative."
(-Detroit Free Press )

About the Author

John Pollack, former presidential speechwriter, won the 1995 O. Henry World Championship Pun-Off. His previous books include Cork Boat and The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent. He lives in New York City.

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  • File Size: 511 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Avery (April 14, 2011)
  • Publication Date: April 14, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IYISWQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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