The fine (and currently freezing) folks in Canada have been warming up with Swearing is Good for You thanks to House of Anansi! (30% off everything at the time of writing! Get your Christmas presents now!)
I’m pleased to announce that the rather beautiful U.S. edition, published by W.W. Norton, will be out early in the new year (January 23rd.)
From the W.W. Norton’s website comes this glowing (but entirely fair!) writeup:
In this sparkling debut work of popular science, Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. With humor and colorful language, she explores every angle of swearing… Taking readers on a whirlwind tour through scientific experiments, historical case studies, and cutting-edge research on language in both humans and other primates, Byrne defends cursing and demonstrates how much it can reveal about different cultures, their taboos and their values.