Blue Rider Press:
New York: 2015
First edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
Cover artwork by: Jason Booner
Was $27.50. “Come inside and take a seat; the show is about to begin... Outside any city still standing, the Mechanical Circus Tresaulti sets up its tents. Crowds pack the benches to gawk at the brass-and-copper troupe and their impossible feats: Ayar the Strong Man, the acrobatic Grimaldi Brothers, fearless Elena and her aerialists who perform on living trapezes. War is everywhere, but while the Circus is performing, the world is magic. That magic is no accident: Boss builds her circus from the bones out, molding a mechanical company that will survive the unforgiving landscape. But even a careful ringmaster can make mistakes. Two of Tresaulti's performers are entangled in a secret standoff that threatens to tear the circus apart just as the war lands on their doorstep. Now the Circus must fight a war on two fronts: one from the outside, and a more dangerous one from within. Spinglish the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors is all around us. And the fact is, until you’ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day without your even knowing it.
However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, you’ll be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! And here s the beauty part: Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf, authors of the New York Times semi-bestseller The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook, have compiled this handy yet astonishingly comprehensive lexicon and translation guide a ‘fictionary,’ if you will to help you do just that. If you want to succeed in business (or politics, sports, the arts, or life in general) without really lying, this is the book for you! (Your results may vary.) Spinglish includes these nifty bits of spurious verbiage and over a thousand more:
aesthetic procedure face-lift
dairy nutrients cow manure
enhanced interrogation techniques torture
For your convenience. For "our" convenience.
hands-on mentoring sexual relations with a junior employee
incomplete success failure
rightsizing firing people
zero-tasking doing nothing
With each and every entry sourced from some of the greatest real-life language benders in the world today, you re virtually guaranteed to have the perfectly chosen tried-and-untrue term right at the tip of your forked tongue.” #55930
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