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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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The B Side
Written by Ben Yagoda
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | December 2015
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-59463-409-3 (1-59463-409-2)

From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era.
 
Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the... Read more






How to Not Write Bad
Written by Ben Yagoda
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$15.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-1-59448-848-1 (1-59448-848-7)

Ben Yagoda's How to Not Write Bad illustrates how we can all write better, more clearly, and for a wider readership.

He offers advice on what he calls "not-writing-badly," which consists of the ability, first, to craft sentences that are correct in terms of spelling, diction (word choice), punctuation, and grammar, and... Read more






Memoir
Written by Ben Yagoda
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-1-59448-482-7 (1-59448-482-1)

From Augustine's Confessions to Augusten Burroughs's Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses S. Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. "As Yagoda says: 'Memoir has become the central form of the culture: not only the... Read more






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





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