Word Freak Mr. Fatsis discussed his book, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players,… read more

Word Freak Mr. Fatsis discussed his book, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, published by Houghton Mifflin. The author took a year off from his regular job as a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal to join the Scrabble tournament circuit. The book deals with the camaraderie developed with opponents as well as the history and relative importance of anagrams to the game. After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Word Freak

34 Views
Program ID:
165356-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Aug 04, 2001 | 11:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 27, 2001 | 3:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 04, 2001 | 11:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2001 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 27, 2001 | 3:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Word Freak

  • DVD
    Price:
    $29.95
  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99