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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Future Dictionary of Right Now

posted by on November 5 at 12:29 PM

Slog tipper Maggie informs us that today, to celebrate the election, McSweeney’s is offering up The Future Dictionary of America for free.

The Dictionary was produced as a fundraiser for the election in 2004. It’s a collection of short dictionary entries written by authors like Ryan Boudinot, Stephen King, Jonathan Safran Foer, Kurt Vonnegut, Sarah Vowell, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, and Aimee Bender. And there’s also a CD in the book, with songs by Elliott Smith, Death Cab for Cutie, and Tom Waits, among others. It was an entertaining, if uneven book, but it is totally worth the freeness. Maybe also you should give McSweeney’s a little bit of love by picking up a few other titles, too.

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Posted by obamatron | November 5, 2008 12:46 PM

I have the dictionary, Its pretty good, but its been tragic reading it during the last couple years especially given all the references to bush/cheney as a single term adminsitration.

The CD that comes with is super-sick though

Posted by vooodooo84 | November 5, 2008 12:47 PM

Do they pay for shipping? This book isn't worth any amount of money.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 5, 2008 12:47 PM

Awesome!! Thanks for the tip!

Posted by a nerdy linguist | November 5, 2008 1:57 PM

Awesome!! Thanks for the tip!

Posted by a nerdy linguist | November 5, 2008 2:05 PM

Mr. Poe, media mail shipping is $5.58. Not free enough for me.

Posted by Bri | November 5, 2008 5:42 PM

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