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  • When You Catch an Adjective, Kill Itby Ben Yagoda

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 13.99

    What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book . In his waggish yet authoritative book, Ben Yagoda has managed to undo the dark work of legions of English teachers and libraries of dusty grammar texts. Not since School House... more...

  • The Sound on the Pageby Ben Yagoda

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page , acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable... more...

  • Memoirby Ben Yagoda

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From a critically acclaimed cultural and literary critic, a definitive history and analysis of the memoir. From Saint Augustine?s Confessions to Augusten Burroughs?s Running with Scissors , from Julius Caesar to Ulysses Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. Cultural... more...

  • How to Not Write Badby Ben Yagoda

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Praise for Memoir: A History "Spirited... Yagoda's incisive exploration is a worthy study of a genre that even now cannot completely be defined." -- Los Angeles Times ?Perceptive, thorough, and amusing.?-- New York Magazine ?This idea-driven cultural criticism leads to all kinds of interesting places.? -- Christian Science Monitor... more...

  • The Sound on the Pageby Ben Yagoda

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page , acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable... more...

  • The B Sideby Ben Yagoda

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    The B Side : ?Wow, what a piece of work!  I love it. The B Side is A PLUS.? ? Dave Frishberg ?A provocative, consistently engaging counternarrative to the conventional wisdom that rock 'n' roll killed Tin Pan Alley.? ?  Kirkus Reviews "A great many books celebrate the pre-rock Great American Songbook. Ben Yagoda?s highly original and shrewdly... more...

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