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Ben Yagoda

BEN YAGODA teaches English at the University of Delaware, and is the author of four books, including The Sound on the Page and About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made. He has contributed to Slate.com, the New York Times Book Review, the American Scholar, Rolling Stone and Esquire, and writes an occasional column on language for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
Written by Ben Yagoda
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$13.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2078-0 (0-7679-2078-3)

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.

In his waggish yet authoritative book, Ben Yagoda has managed to undo the dark work of legions of English teachers and libraries of dusty grammar... Read more






When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
Written by Ben Yagoda
Broadway Books | Hardcover | February 2007
$21.95/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2077-3 (0-7679-2077-5)

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.

In his waggish yet authoritative book, Ben Yagoda has managed to undo the dark work of legions of English teachers and libraries of dusty grammar...

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