No Uncertain Terms: More Writing from the Popular “On Language” Column in The New York Times Magazine by William Safire
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Overview: There is no wittier, more amiable or more astute word maven than Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist William Safire.
For many people, the first item on the agenda for Sunday morning is to sit down and read Safire’s “On Language” column in The New York Times Magazine, then to compose a “Gotcha” letter to the Times. Each of his books on language is a classic, to be read, re-read and fought over. Safire is the beloved, slightly crotchety guru of contemporary vocabulary, speech, language, usage and writing, as close as we are likely to get to a modern Samuel Johnson. Fans, critics and fellow language mavens eagerly await his books on language.