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Richard Lederer (born May 26, 1938) is an American author, speaker, and teacher best known for his books on word play and the English language and his use of oxymorons. His column, "Looking at Language", is syndicated in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States.

In 1998, he, along with Charles Harrington Elster, became founding co-hosts of the weekly radio show, A Way with Words, broadcast by KPBS, San Diego Public Radio, and heard worldwide via streaming internet and podcast. In October, 2006, Lederer retired from A Way with Words. He continues broadcasting through regular guest appearances on several major market public and Clear-Channel commercial radio stations.

Lederer attended Haverford College as a pre-med student. He attended Harvard Law School for one year, then switched to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Harvard University. He taught English and media at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire for 27 years, and earned a Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire.

He has written more than 30 books, including Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, Crazy English, A Man of My Words, The Word Circus, The Miracle of Language, The Cunning Linguist, and Word Wizard, and Presidential Trivia. Known as a "verbivore", a word he coined in the early 1980s, Lederer's interests include uncovering word origins, pointing out common grammatical errors and fallacies, and exploring palindromes, anagrams, and other forms of recreational wordplay. In August 2009, it was announced that Lederer will be writing the foreword for Weather Facts and Fun, a children's book on weather, co-written by Josh Judge and Kathe Cussen and published by SciArt Media. He has been elected International Punster of the Year and was the 2002 recipient of the Golden Gavel of Toastmasters International. He is a member of American Mensa, and is often a featured speaker at its gatherings.

Lederer is the father of Howard Lederer and Annie Duke, both world-renowned poker players, and Katy Lederer, an author and poet. He lives with his wife, Simone van Egeren, in San Diego, California. They met at a Mensa Gathering.

Lederer served as the 2007 commencement speaker at Case Western Reserve University.
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Total Books: 107
The Joy of Names
2018 - The Joy of Names (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933338361
ISBN-10: 1933338369
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment

Challenging Words for Smart People Bringing Order to the English Language
Monsters Unchained Over 1000 Drop-Dead Funny Jokes Riddles and Poems about Scary Slimy Slithery Spooky Slobbery Creatures
American Trivia Quiz Book
2014 - American Trivia Quiz Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781423637264
ISBN-10: 1423637267

The Revenge of Anguished English More Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
Animal Cracker Uppers Jr
2013 - Animal Cracker Uppers Jr (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936863501
ISBN-10: 1936863502
Genre: Children's Books

The Big Book of Word Play Crosswords 100 Unique  Challenging Puzzles for Word Play Lovers
A Treasury for Cat Lovers Wit and Wisdom Information and Inspiration About
A Man of My Words Reflections on the English Language
2012 - A Man of My Words Reflections on the English Language (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936863136
ISBN-10: 1936863138
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment

Cleverly Comical Animal Jokes
2012 - Cleverly Comical Animal Jokes [Animal Cracker Uppers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936863150
ISBN-10: 1936863154
Genre: Children's Books

American Trivia What We Should Know About Our Great Nation Fun Facts Riddles Quotes  Quizzes
A Tribute to Teachers Wit and Wisdom Information and Inspiration About Those Who Change Our Lives
The Gift of Age Wit and Wisdom Information and Inspiration for the Chronologically Endowed and Those Who Will Be
Super Funny Animal Jokes
2011 - Super Funny Animal Jokes [Animal Cracker Uppers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933338880
ISBN-10: 1933338881
Genre: Children's Books

Wild  Wacky Animal Jokes
2011 - Wild Wacky Animal Jokes [Animal Cracker Uppers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933338897
ISBN-10: 193333889X
Genre: Children's Books

Lit Wit 100 Trivia Cards to Boost Your Book Smarts Lit Wit
2010 - Lit Wit 100 Trivia Cards to Boost Your Book Smarts Lit Wit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307465368
ISBN-10: 0307465365

A Treasury for Dog Lovers Wit and Wisdom Information and Inspiration About Man's Best Friend
A Treasury for Cat Lovers Wit and Wisdom Information and Inspiration About Our Feline Friends
Presidential Trivia
2009 - Presidential Trivia (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781423603375
ISBN-10: 1423603370

Presidential Trivia Revised and Updated The Feats Fates Families Foibles and Firsts of Our American Presidents
1998 - The Word Circus a Letter-perfect Book [Lighter Side of Language Series] (Hardcover)
1995 - The Write Way the Spell Guide to Real-life Writing [Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature] (Paperback)
The Light in the Forest/conrad Richter [Novel Ideas Classic, Teacher Resource Book] (Other)