Beth Kobliner and Geraldine Woods, So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off
We use expressions and idioms all the time. When you feel sick, you’re “under the weather.” When you feel great, you’re “on top of the world.” But whether you’re a “smart cookie” or a tough one, you—and almost everyone you know—have a veritable smorgasbord of expressions stored deep in your brain.
So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That’ll Knock Your Socks Off is the largest collection of its kind, thoughtfully divided into sixty-seven categories—from Animals to Food & Cooking, from Love to Politics. Don’t look for definitions and etymologies, because the book is just the beginning. So to Speak is the launchpad for a lifelong journey to explore the universe of expressions, spurring discussion, debate, and play, while encouraging the art of listening and celebrating the joy of words.
Authors Shirley and Harold Kobliner spent more than half a century nurturing and teaching children. So to Speak is a reflection of their deeply held belief that, regardless of a person’s age, the best learning happens when you’re having fun.
Beth Kobliner, the authors' daughter, has been writing, researching, and talking about money issues for 30 years as a commentator, a journalist, and the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties and Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not), a guide for parents to teach financial basics to kids ages 3 to 23. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, and O, The Oprah Magazine, a regular columnist for Money, Glamour, and Redbook magazines, and a regular personal finance contributor to MSNBC, with appearances on NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America, PBS’s NewsHour, Oprah, public radio’s The Takeaway, and NPR’s Marketplace.
Geraldine Woods has taught English at every level from fifth grade through Advanced Placement, most recently at the Horace Mann School. She is the author of numerous nonfiction books for adults and children, most recently 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way.
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