@Macaulay Authors Series will be hosting our second event for the Spring 2015 season featuring Lizzie Skurnick, blogger and New York Times Magazine columnist, as she debuts her new book, That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover’s Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World, alongside Kera Bolonik, DAME’s executive editor.
Join us as we celebrate the unveiling with lively discussion, a book signing and a reception on March 10th, 2015 at 7pm at the Macaulay Honors College at 35 West 67th St. between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. This event is free and open to the public! RSVP HERE.
ABOUT THE BOOK: That Should Be a Word is a compendium of 244 of Skurnick’s wittiest wordplays—more than half of them new—arranged in ingenious diagrams detailing their interrelationships.
Complete with definitions, pronunciations, usage examples, and illustrations, That Should Be a Word features words on our obsession with food: carbiter—one who asserts that someone else cannot be hungry. On social media, like twiticule—to mock someone in 140 characters. On the modern family, like brattle—to discuss one’s children at great length, which leads to words like spamily—Facebook or Twitter updates about kids—and spawntourage—a group of approaching strollers.
From highlighting the profound financial anxiety of a post-recession society (bangst) to mocking the hyper-vain celebrity circle that abstains from anything? of import (celebracy), That Should Be a Word delves deep into all the most humorous, and maddening, aspects of life in the 21st century. (Amazon)
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