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Yagoda, Ben

Overview
Works: 32 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 9,180 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2287.R74, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ben Yagoda
 
Most widely held works by Ben Yagoda
Will Rogers : a biography by Ben Yagoda( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of American humorist and entertainer Will Rogers discussing his career and personal life
All in a lifetime : an autobiography by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the world, she is everyone's favorite sex therapist; a four-foot-seven-inch dynamo who answers our most intimate questions with disarming candor and heartening warmth. Yet few people know the real Dr. Ruth -- her loves, her losses, and the irrepressible spirit that has helped her through it all. Here, for the first time ever, Dr. Ruth opens her heart ... and the pages of her girlhood diaries to share her remarkable life story. Meet the child orphaned by the Holocaust, the Israeli soldier wounded on her twentieth birthday, and the citizen of the world who has called five countries home. A revealing autobiography of a fighter who has survived heartache with her spirit intact, All in a Lifetime offers a close and personal look at a courageous and very loving woman
The value of family : a blueprint for the 21st century by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This books shows both how the family evolved to where it is today and how it can and will survive."--Jacket
When you catch an adjective, kill it : the parts of speech for better and/or worse by Ben Yagoda( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the nine parts of speech in the English language, with guidelines on how to use adjectives, adverbs, articles, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, and verbs appropriately
About town : the New Yorker and the world it made by Ben Yagoda( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About Town tells fascinating story of how a tiny humor magazine, founded in the Jazz Age on champagne vapors, grew into a literary enterprise of epic proportion. Ben Yagoda is the first author to make extensive use of the New Yorker's archives, which were donated to the New York Public Library in 1991. Illuminated by interviews with more than fifty people, including the late Joseph Mitchell, William Steig, Roger Angell, Calvin Trillin, Pauline Kael, John Updike, and Ann Beattie, About Town penetrates the inner workings of the New Yorker as no other book has done."--Jacket
The B side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song by Ben Yagoda( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but "Come on-a My House" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In The B Side, acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews--the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert--the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra. The B Side is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It's destined to become a classic of American musical history" --
Memoir : a history by Ben Yagoda( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the memoir as a literary art form considers stories written by some of the world's most famous contributors while examining the controversial nature of the fraudulent memoir and its role in shaping collective memories
The sound on the page : style and voice in writing by Ben Yagoda( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on interviews with forty leading contemporary authors to discuss the importance of individual style on literature, citing the distinguishing practices of today's top writers while making recommendations to serious readers and aspiring writers
How to not write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them by Ben Yagoda( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a guide for crafting sentences and paragraphs that are both effective and interesting and that combine clarity with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
The art of fact : a historical anthology of literary journalism by Kevin Kerrane( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Fact is a historical treasury tracing what used to be called "new" journalism back to such pioneers as Defoe, Dickens, and Orwell, and to crime writers, investigative social reporters, and war correspondents who stretched the limits of style and even propriety to communicate powerful truth. The tradition is alive and well in stories that take us from a cantina in Los Angeles to a lesbian bar in Dublin, from a massacre in Tiananmen Square to a nonviolent revolution in the Philippines. This international emphasis links American literary journalists to their counterparts in England, Africa, and Russia
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College : the first 75 years by Ben Yagoda( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swarthmore College : a community of purpose by Jeffrey Lott( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Touching on six major themes, Swarthmore College: A Community of Purpose shows how a small coeducational college has had an outsized effect on generations of alumni and on American higher education. This book describes Swarthmore's founding history, the development of its academic program, the nature of its intentional community, and the learning environment provided by its beautiful campus."--Jacket
Legacy of a kidnapping by Ben Yagoda( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Ruth Westheimer : und alles in einem Leben : Autobiographie by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American writers in Paris by Ben Yagoda( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baltimore my Baltimore by Ben Yagoda( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lullaby of Tin Pan Alley by Ben Yagoda( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ceaseless clatter of cheap pianos from a mid-Manhattan side street was once music to all America
About town : the New Yorker and the world it made by Ben Yagoda( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New Yorker magazine's 75th anniversary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Past and present contributors spoke about their work for the New Yorker, the style of the magazine, and its appeal to readers."--Label on videocassette container
The sound on the page by Ben Yagoda( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable book features interviews with more than 40 of our most important authors discussing their literary style, including: Dave BarryHarold BloomSupreme Court Justice Stephen BreyerBill BrysonMichael ChabonAndrei CodrescuJunot DIazAdam GopnikJamaica KincaidMichael KinsleyElmore LeonardElizabeth McCracken Susan OrleanCynthia OzickAnna QuindlenJonathan RabanDavid ThomsonTobias Wolff
 
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When you catch an adjective, kill it : the parts of speech for better and/or worse
Alternative Names
Ben Yagoda American academic and writer

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Languages
English (111)

German (1)

Covers
All in a lifetime : an autobiographyThe value of family : a blueprint for the 21st centuryWhen you catch an adjective, kill it : the parts of speech for better and/or worseAbout town : the New Yorker and the world it madeMemoir : a historyThe sound on the page : style and voice in writingThe art of fact : a historical anthology of literary journalismAbout town : the New Yorker and the world it made