If you’ve ever been commanded to “watch your language,” or told you “curse like a sailor,” or asked “Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?” this week’s book giveaway is for you.
In In Praise of Profanity, Michael Adams, “a leading scholar of slang,” doesn’t just defend the use of profanity. He argues that it’s good for us as a society.
“Profanity has its dark side, but no one seems to spend much time thinking about the good it does, and so I’ve set myself the quixotic task of doing so,” writes Adams in the book’s preface.
Kirkus calls it “a sharp, well-studied dissection of the role of swearing in culture, why people curse, and why it’s good for us.”
If this sounds like your %$#@ing cup of tea, fill out the form below for your chance to win a copy. You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, September 5th to enter.
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest.