Relishing a lifelong love of words, the New Yorker's "Comma Queen" and author of Between You & Me offers a delightful paean to the art of self-expression through accounts of her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Mary Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, and reveals the surprising ways in which Greek helped form English. This homage to Homer's home is filled with Norris's memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek wine—and more than a few Greek men.
"Charming, ribald, highly informed, and always funny…. An adventure tale for intellectuals—and also for the rest of us."—Steve Martin