Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (Paperback)

By John Klima (Editor)
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For most of us, these prizewinning spelling bee words would be difficult to pronounce, let alone spell. We asked twenty-one of today’s most talented and inventive writers to go even further and pen an original tale inspired by one of dozens of obscure and fascinating championship words. The result is Logorrhea–a veritable dictionary of the weird, the fantastic, the haunting, and the indefinable that will have you spellbound from the very first page. There’s only one word for such an irresistible anthology: Logorrhea

About the Author

John Klima is the author of "Willie's Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series, and The Making of a Baseball Legend" (Wiley, 2009). His story, "Deal of the Century", was selected by "When Pride Still Mattered: Lombardi" author David Maraniss to appear in the 2007 edition of "The Best American Sports Writing". Klima's work has also appeared in "The New York Times", Yahoo! Sports, ESPN.com and" The Los Angeles Times". A former national baseball columnist and minor league radio play-by-play announcer, Klima is also a professionally trained baseball scout who studied with legendary scouts, and is a graduate of the Major League Baseball Scout Development Program. He holds a degree in cultural anthropology and spent his boyhood summers sitting in the outfield cheap seats of Milwaukee County Stadium.

Praise For…

"This book is a logophile's dream—a left-field collection of stories inspired by winning words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anyone who has ever spent an hour or two happily browsing the pages of a dictionary will find something to love here."—Kevin Brockmeier, author of A Brief History of the Dead

"Delightful.... A treat for dictionary hounds and vocabulary-challenged word lovers everywhere."—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553384338
ISBN-10: 0553384333
Publisher: Spectra Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2007
Pages: 433
Language: English