WORD FREAK

By: FATSIS, STEFAN

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Scrabble may be truly called America's game. But for every group of "living-room players" there is someone who is "at one with the board." In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis introduces readers to those few, exploring the underground world of colorful characters for which the Scrabble game is life-playing competitively in tournaments across the country. It is also the story of how the Scrabble game was invented by an unemployed architect during the Great Depression and how it has grown into the hugely successful, challenging, and beloved game it is today. Along the way, Fatsis chronicles his own obsession with the game and his development as a player from novice to expert. More than a book about hardcore Scrabble players, Word Freak is also an examination of notions of brilliance, memory, language, competition, and the mind that celebrates the uncanny creative powers in us all.

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Title: WORD FREAK

Author Name: FATSIS, STEFAN

Categories: Word,

Edition: 20

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

ISBN Number: 0142002267

ISBN Number 13: 9780142002261

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 417960

Description: Trade Paperback - 0142002267 [FATSIS, STEFAN] WORD FREAK