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Talking About Books

It’s only words

Nicholas Delbanco illustrates how language that once seemed transgressive is now quite routine.

To be, or not to be

Nicholas Delbanco explores the literary and linguistic through line connecting everything from Elizabethan sonnets to modern street slang.

The quick brown fox

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco examines our changing language, letter by letter.

Jon Hein, AB '89. with Domino's pizza.

He’s a maniac

Jon Hein introduced “jump the shark” to the pop-culture lexicon. Now, in a new book about fast food, Hein shows one man’s “junk” is another man’s pleasure.

Echo & association

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco reminds us that ‘good writers borrow, great writers steal.’

Michelle Segar

No sweat

Already abandoning your new year’s resolutions? Author Michelle Segar, PhD, explains how to revive your goals using the science of motivation.