"Pick up this book and prepare yourself for a delicious romp through
everything interesting about words. Why do kids make all those charming
mistakes, and what did President Clinton really mean when he said
[censored]? If you are not already a Steven Pinker addict, this book
will make you one."
—Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
"When a gifted scientist and a gifted writer are all in one, you have
Steven Pinker. He takes you by the hand and leads you through the
mysteries of language by studying something you will never guess,
irregular verbs. It turns out to be a riveting story and totally fulfilling.
I couldn't put it down."
—Michael Gazzaniga, author of The Mind's Past