Book Discussion on The Downhill Lie and Alphabet Juice

Roy Blount, Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards,… read more

Roy Blount, Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, ... With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 14, 2008) and Carl Hiassen, The Downhill Lie: A Hacker’s Return to Ruinous Sport (Knopf, May 6, 2008) talked about their books. Mr. Blount spoke about the relationship between the sounds and meanings of words, providing such examples as “mamma, ” "roar," and the slang term for “urinate.” Carl Hiassen talked about how he came to write a fiction book about golf despite not being a golfer. The authors responded to questions from the audience following their remarks. close

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Book Discussion on The Downhill Lie and Alphabet Juice

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Miami, Florida, United States
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Jan 12, 2009
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Feb 18, 2009

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  • Jan 12, 2009 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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