Friday, July 13, 2007

Guest blogger coming July 23rd!

Murray Suid, author of Words of a Feather, will be guest blogging on Monday, July 23. Words of a Feather explores the connection

between words. Since writers live on words, I think it will be a lot of fun to learn more about them. The book is a zany, fact-filled collection of dual etymologies. So, if you have any questions about the root of a word or the connection of words, now’s your chance to ask an expert!

Words of a Feather probes the shared histories of word pairs such as ‘adversary’ & ‘advertisement’ and ‘cosmos’ & ‘cosmetics.’ It transforms the science of etymology into a fun and powerful vocabulary-building game.

“It also goes beyond the peculiarities of linguistics to provide practical advice on a variety of subjects. For example, the ‘thank’ & ‘think’ entry gives a mini-lesson on how to make kids smarter while polishing their manners. The ‘anger’ & ‘angina’ mini-essay might actually save a few lives – or at least bring on a few smiles.”

Click here to check out an excerpt.

Murray Suid is the author of more than two dozen books including How to Be President of the U.S.A., Demonic Mnemonics, and The Kids’ How to Do (Almost) Everything Guide. A former writing instructor at San Jose State University, he developed content for software products including Oval Office and Launch: the New Millennium Business Game. A screenwriter, he recently started Point Reyes Pictures, an independent movie company.

9 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You have an interesting and thoughtful blog here, Nienke.

desert rat said...

Sounds like a neat read. May have to pick that up sometime.

Thanks for your words of encouragement over at ME2, btw. ;-)

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Indeed sounds exciting and fascinating... I'll be sure to check it out.
Thanks,
Bill

Jason said...

That books sounds pretty interesting, actually. I've always wondered what cosmos and cosmetics have in common. Sounds like it'll be a very interesting and cool blog entry, can't wait to read it.

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pepektheassassin said...

SOunds like a great guest! I will try not to forget the date.

Bhaswati said...

Such an interesting idea for a book. I enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to the guest post.

Anonymous said...

I love the concept but also love everyone
who gets excited by words. So rare
these days.

Pearl said...

ooh, sounds like a fun book and a fun guest post.