It’s difficult to describe quite how delightful this book is for a word nerd.
Though author James Salter died in 2015, a few months before he died he was the writer in residence at the University of Virginia and wrote and gave three lectures.
“How God Became God is an excellent tool for furthering spiritual development.”
“What is missing from Doublespeak, what would have made it worthwhile today, would be a reworking to compare doublespeak . . . from the 1980s to today.”
Editor Meredith Maran’s latest book, which follows her previous collection, Why We Write, gathers together the thoughts of Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others)
“Such a good collection that I can’t wait for next year and The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013.”