Rebecca's Reviews > The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus

The Man Who Made Lists by Joshua Kendall
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Nov 25, 2008

really liked it

Well worth the read.

The author admits to this book not being an all-encompassing biography, but it is nonetheless quite informative.

Roget's habit of making lists served as a coping mechanism to stave off the documented psychological problems that ran in his family.

I now have hopeful suggestions to deal with certain relatives of my own.

Peter Roget was an accomplished and meticulous man, and I am glad to have learned more of his life.

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