Bob Harris & Matt Flannery
Tue., June 4
Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years (Compact Disc)
An attention-grabbing, thought-provoking exploration of the life of the word asshole by renowned linguist and author Geoffrey Nunberg. Contains mature themes.
About the Author
Geoffrey Nunberg, a linguist, is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Since 1987, he has done a language feature on NPR's "Fresh Air," and his commentaries have appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. He is the emeritus chair of the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary and a winner of the Linguistic Society of America's Language and the Public Interest Award. He is the author of several nonfiction works, including The Years of Talking Dangerously, Going Nucular, and Talking Right. Geoffrey lives in San Francisco. Kate Udall is an actor in New York City and an audiobook narrator. Her audiobooks include titles in Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series. Francis J. Spieler has been a journalist, essayist-critic, and literary agent, and is now an actor and narrator.
Praise for Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years…
"A witty and politically charged analysis of a potent obscenity in its modern and contemporary context." ---Kirkus