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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 363 page book.

*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.

Author: Gene Weingarten
Key Words: Award Winners, Politics, Humor, Journalism & Nonfiction

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Book Description:

GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O. HENRY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM Simply the best storyteller around, Weingarten describes the world as you think it is before revealing how it actually is—in narratives that are by turns hilarious, heartwarming, and provocative, but always memorable. Millions of people know the title piece about violinist Joshua Bell, which originally began as a stunt: What would happen if you put a world-class musician outside a Washington, D.C., subway station to play for spare change? Would anyone even notice? The answer was no. Weingarten’s story went viral, becoming a widely referenced lesson about life lived too quickly. Other classic stories—the one about “The Great Zucchini,” a wildly popular but personally flawed children’s entertainer; the search for the official “Armpit of America”; a profile of the typical American nonvoter—all of them reveal as much about their readers as they do their subjects.


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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 28 Incidents

d**fus, d*rn, h*ck, cr*ppy, cr*p, d*mn*d, h*ll

Anatomical Terms - 7 Incidents

jack*ss, d*ck, *ss, f-word

Scatological Terms - 5 Incidents

p*ssed, c*m, sh*t

Religious Profanities - 2 Incidents

d*mn*tion, demons

Derogatory Terms - 4 Incidents

qu**r, h*, g*y


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Conversation Topics

21 Topics - 109 mentions of those topics

ghosts, pornography, corpse, mutilate, ghost, skeleton, stab, choke, kill, murder, marijuana, booze, beer, liquor, witch, suicide, alcoholic, alcohol, drugs, cigarette, drunk

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