Literary Nonfiction. The bawdy English language has never been overly concerned with purity, and this promiscuous proclivity has contributed to many alluring word histories. Richler combines his etymological talents with those of the muck-raking journalist to expose the louche baggage that many words have accumulated throughout the centuries. Composed of short chapters with each containing ten words from specific fields, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS will surprise and delight the reader.
Howard Richler is the author of four previous best-selling books with Ronsdale on the mis-takes and pleasures to be found in language. He also pens a number of columns on language and creates language puzzles for newspapers and magazines. Howard resides in Montreal with his partner Carol and his wheaten terrier, Molly.Author City: Montreal, ON CAN