An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary
, hailed as "the Super Size Me
"I'm reading the OED
so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary
. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED
, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word.