Let’s start by saying that we couldn’t include this book’s whole subtitle because it was just too darn long. But it’s rhythmic alliterations, unexpected nouns and punchy clauses make one thing clear: Author Roy Blount Jr. is a true lover of language. In Alphabet Juice, Blount celebrates the best quotes, quips, literary references, euphemisms and puns—from the origin of “goody two-shoes” to one-word sentences like “Fuhgeddaboudit." Organized like a dictionary, Alphabet Juice is perfect for casually browsing through pages or reading cover-to-cover. Either way, the words skills areas of your brain will get a hearty helping of brain food.