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- DescriptionPuns are often derided as the lowest form of wit and groaned at as the main staple of 'dad' jokes the world over. But puns do matter. John Pollack, former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explains how puns have revolutionised language and played a pivotal role in creating the modern world as we kw it. Pollack skillfully weaves together historical facts and stories, the science of the brain, pop culture, literature, anthropology and humour to create an authoritative yet playful exploration of puns.
- Author Biography<b>John Pollack</b>, former presidential speechwriter, won the 1995 O. Henry World Championship Pun-Off. His previous books include Cork Boat and <i>The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent</i>. He lives in New York City.
- Author(s)John Pollack
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication03/05/2012
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGotham Books
- Weight197 g
- Width135 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine16 mm
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