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Book Nook: Word Freak, by Stefan Fatsis

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Ten years ago Stefan Fatsis came to WYSO to talk about his book "Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players."

The book chronicles the author's immersion in a game that can become an obsession for some players. During the course of his research Fatsis became an excellent player.

Much has changed in the SCRABBLE world over the last decade. And the book "Word Freak" has become a cult classic. It was just reissued in a new 10th anniversary edition that includes new material and updates. In this
interview Fatsis reveals how this compelling game became an integral part of his life.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.  Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.