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Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

by John Pollack

A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes 

From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford’s...


How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases

by Christopher J Moore

The quintessential A to Z guide to British English—perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier

 

Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America...


How Language Works

by David Crystal

Steven Pinker meets Bill Bryson in this landmark exploration of language.

In the author's own words, "How Language Works is not about music, cookery, or sex. But it is about how we talk about music, cookery,...


Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English

by John McWhorter

A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar

Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do”...


What's in a Name?: From Joseph P. Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraor dinary People

by Philip Dodd

A brilliant and personal literary journey, in which Philip Dodd tells the curious tales of people whose names?deliberately or by chance?became household words

What?s in a name? For Philip Dodd, this question...


The Baby Signing Bible: Baby Sign Language Made Easy

by Laura Berg

As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby...


That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us

by Erin Moore & Lynne Truss

An expat’s witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural differences through the lens of language that will leave readers gobsmacked

In That’s Not English, the seemingly superficial differences...


Your Child's Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age

by Pam Allyn

An illuminating, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child's life.

New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child's development as reading....