A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.
From a thirty-year veteran of The New Yorker comes the most irreverent and helpful book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves
From the recipe novel to the celebrity chef, renowned scholar Sandra Gilbert explores the poetics and politics of food.
The essential guide to writing succinctly.
"Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is more than just a writing handbook; it’s a key to unlocking every writer’s innate creativity by offering countless paths to verbal expressiveness." —San Francisco Chronicle