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Michael Erard
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Michael Erard, a graduate of Williams College, received an M.A. in linguistics and a PH.D. in English from the University of Texas. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Wired, and Technology Review, among many other publications. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Um. . .
Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean
Written by Michael Erard


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $15.95

This original, entertaining, and surprising book investigates verbal blunders: what they are, what they say about those who make them, and how and why we've come to judge them.

Um...
is about how you really speak, and why it's normal for your everyday speech to be filled with errors—about one in every... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Um. . .
Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean
Written by Michael Erard


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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