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Word Freak : Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabblep Layers
by Stefan Fatsis


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

A Book Sense 76 pick.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142002261
  • ISBN-10: 0142002267
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Page Count: 416
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 5.47 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds


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