I reviewed NINE NASTY WORDS by @johnhmcwhorter for the @sfchronicle #bookreviews #writingcommunity

If reading the news these days sends you into apoplectic fits of involuntary cursing, you might be interested in linguist John McWhorter’s new book “Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever.” The book asks: Where did our most popular swear words come from? How did they evolve? And how are we using them now? 

Read the rest of the review at the San Francisco Chronicle.