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Word freak

heartbreak, triumph, genius, and obsession in the world of competitive scrabble players

by Stefan Fatsis

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scrabble (Game) -- Tournaments

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [368]-370).

    StatementStefan Fatsis.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 372 p. :
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23245919M
    ISBN 100618015841
    LC Control Number2001016912

      "Word Freak has an impassioned subtitle, and it lives up to every word." --People "Fatsis is a wonderful writer." --The New York Times Book Review "A can't-put-it-down narrative that dances between memoir and reportage." --Los Angeles Times "Funny, thoughtful, character-rich, unchallengeably winning writing." --The Atlantic Monthly/5(5K). This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Word Freak (book) article. This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject.: Put new text under old text. Click here to start a new topic.; Please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes (~~~~).; New to Wikipedia? Welcome! Ask questions, get answers.

    Word Freak | Stefan Fatsis, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and National Public Radio regular, recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game's strange, potent hold over them--and him.   In his book Word Freak, he recounts his rise through the world of competitive Scrabble. Combining linguistics, psychology, and mathematics, Fatsis was instantly drawn into the sport. Below, he recounts the time he faced the number one player in North America: David : Stefan Fatsis.

      Fatsis, a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal and the author of ''Wild and Outside,'' a book about baseball, spent three years researching ''Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players.'' Along the way, he gets perilously close to going bonkers himself. WORD FREAK. Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble. by Stefan Fatsis. BUY NOW FROM Be the first to discover new talent! Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Author: Stefan Fatsis.


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