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Gifts for Dads and Grads

Viva Editions is proud to be publishing some of the smartest and most fabulous fathers the world over. These devotion-worthy dads also happen to be some of the wittiest word wranglers around, proffering books for the verbally voracious. These terrific tomes also make perfect gifts to give any grad a boost up in the world.

Tools for Wordcraft, Manna for Language Lovers, and Sustenance for the Silver Tongued
Better Than Great Better Than Great
A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives

by Arthur Plotnik

A veritable “tko of terminology,” Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary — the must have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Better Than Great, is the antidote to ineffective, boring acclaim.

“Amen-astonishing!” —Billy Collins

Wordcatcher

Wordcatcher
An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words

by Phil Cousineau

By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, readers will be lured by language and entangled in etymologies. Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and endearing curiosity.

The Elements of Expression

The Elements of Expression
Putting Thoughts into Words

by Arthur Plotnik

NEWLY REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

Written with uncommon wit and humor, The Elements of Expression offers writers, speakers, and self-improvers a fresh look at how they express (or fail to express) their thoughts and feelings. Plotnik supplies many engaging examples of adventurous language to show the tremendous power of words to describe and enliven human experience.

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