Schottenfreude German Word of the Day: Amtsangst: irrational feelings of guilt suffered by the spotlessly innocent. On sale now!
Schottenfreude by Ben Schott is on sale now! Join us tonight at Cooper Union in NYC to celebrate. Details here.
Join us at Cooper Union tonight and we can all make small talk together!
The incomparable Nicholson Baker returns to Bat Segundo for a special 78 minute conversation. We discuss the Paul Chowder novels. There is quite a bit of music and audio talk, a consideration of Traveling Sprinkler's politics and the difficulty of writing controversial books, vivacious arguments for and against Robin Thicke, a lively dialectic on whether or not Algebra II should be compulsory in today's classrooms, and a vital discussion on alternative terms for certain anatomical areas. This was a tremendously fun conversation. And I'm certain you will enjoy it as much as I did.
A few years old now, but still too much fun: Amy Fleischer's lovely, inventive redesigns of our Penguin for the 75th anniversary. Classics, indeed.
Happy Halloween, Penguins!
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