Kory Stamper has something of a following. Add Terry Gross, the host of NPR’s Fresh Air, to that list. She makes that clear in her interview with the associate editor at Merriam-Webster’s on Wednesday, about Stamper’s book Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries (PRH/Pantheon; RH Audio/BOT; OverDrive Sample).
This is the second wave of attention for the book. As we posted in March, detailed coverage by the NYT sent the book soaring on Amazon‘s sales rankings. The Fresh Air interview does that again, sending the book back up in to the Top 100.
Most libraries are now on top of demand, but the interview is great fun for any word nerd.