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wordstruckWordstruck: A Memoir by Robert MacNeil, 2/5

MacNeil is obviously a highly successful and intelligent man (to judge from his Wikipedia article and contributions to The Story of English) but this memoir is very dull and would, I think, be of little interest to anyone not actually related to him.  Perhaps it suffers from too much humility in the presentation or perhaps it’s just that people who write more exciting memoirs tend to lie a lot.

[Why I read it: it was a present from my mom and I liked MacNeil’s work in The Story of English].