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:

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.


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 :)

Ashutosh said...

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

Harish Kumar said...