In Print

Anu Garg, who has been delighting and edifying about 600,000 people every day with his daily email called A.W.A.D., has published his second book - Another Word a Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English. Many, many moons ago I had written to Anu regarding some trivia related to the etymology of Joseph Heller's Catch-22. If it had not been for Leon Uris's Mila-18, Heller would have named his book Catch-18.
Yesterday I got an email from Anu,

Dear Hirak,
Just to let you know that your contribution made it to the book "Another Word A Day" which has just been released widely. Your story is on page 130: http://amazon.com/o/asin/0471778788/ws00-20

I biked over to Border's last night to get hold of the book and then straight to pg. 130 and there it was - Hirak Parikh, Pune, India. Someday, I shall grow up but yesterday it gave me a rush to see my name in print.

Among other things, Anu Garg also programmed the Internet Anagram Server which has been an endless source of entertainment.

5 comments:

Ramanand said...

Well done! Any thing on print goes...
And yeah, Anu Garg's efforts have really been remarkable.

Anand said...

Well done, and Keep it Up !

The only time I made it in print was the List of Pranks and Misdemeanours dutifully chronicled in the Principal's Annual Report !

Anonymous said...

very cool :)
-Priyanka

Ashutosh said...

That's great! I have been entertained by AWAD in my mail for a long time now.

Harish Kumar said...

Great!!