Richard Lederer is the author of more than thirty books on language
and humor, including "Anguished English" and "A Man of My Words."
His column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and
magazines nationwide, and he cohosts "A Way with Words" on San
Diego public radio. He lives with his wife, Simone van Egeren, in
"Richard Lederer is the true King of Language Comedy. His
"Anguished English" books are the funniest books I have ever
- Sidney Sheldon
"Someone should declare Richard Lederer a national treasure."
- Anne Merriman, "Richmond Times-Dispatch"
"Only Richard Lederer could make the complete decline of the English language so entertaining."
- Mike Reiss, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of "The Simpsons"
"Richard Lederer's delight in English is itself delightful--and contagious!"
- Edwin Newman, author of "I Must Say"
"Richard Lederer has done it again--another delightful, witty, and hugely absorbing celebration of the English language. Is there no stopping this man?"
- Bill Bryson, author of "A Walk in the Woods"