Fun with Puns

John Pollack, former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton, explores puns, the people who make them, why puns are so derided, and how they’ve changed influenced history. The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics explains why such wordplay is significant, how it influences language, and looks at history, brain science, pop culture, literature, anthropology, and humor.