Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper

nonfiction funny informative slow-paced

296 pages | first published 2017

Description

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made a must read for word mavens. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic...

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informative 96%
funny 75%
lighthearted 35%
reflective 32%
inspiring 10%
challenging 7%
relaxing 7%
adventurous 3%

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fast 15%

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4.29