K.M. Weiland's Reviews > Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text

Alphabetter Juice by Roy Blount Jr.
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Sep 28, 2012

it was amazing
Read from September 07 to 27, 2012

I wasn't sure what I was getting in this book. Mostly, I bought it just because it was a buck fifty and pushed me over the Free Super Shipper Savings on Amazon. An annotated dictionary about the history of words. As a word nut, that sounded attractive. But it could very easily have ended being super tedious.

Not so. Not so at all. This book is a charmer from start to finish. Folksy, funny, self-indulgent in all the best ways, and downright educative. It's not juicy, so much as chewy - in a salty, lip-smacking, can't-eat-just-one sort of way.
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