Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The publisher is offering each TLC tour host one copy of the book to give away as part of the tour (US/Canada only). So I am happy to host the contest here for followers of Booksnob. This is a great, entertaining book for those who love a play on words. The contest will end in two weeks on May 18th at midnight.
Please check out my book review here:
The Pun Also Rises Book Review
Here is the synopsis from Goodreads.
A former word pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history.
The pun is commonly dismissed as the lowest form of wit, and punsters are often unpopular for their obsessive wordplay. But such attitudes are relatively recent developments. In The Pun Also Rises, John Pollack-a former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton-explains why such wordplay is significant: It both revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in making the modern world possible. Skillfully weaving together stories and evidence from history, brain science, pop culture, literature, anthropology, and humor, The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of a practice that is common, in one form or another, to virtually every language on earth.
At once entertaining and educational, this engaging book answers fundamental questions: Just what is a pun, and why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language, and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why, after centuries of decline, does the pun still matter?
Rules of the Contest
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Must be a Book Snob Follower
Must be a resident of U. S or Canada
Leave a Comment with your favorite pun.
Contest Ends on May 18th at Midnight