Ken Jennings


March 28, 2012

The polls are closed, and over one thousand voters have spoken. My book about parenting myths and cliches, due out in January from Scribner, will be called Because I Said So! Clever subtitle to follow.

I haven’t counted exactly, but I think somewhere between 15 and 20 people suggested this title. (My wife also pitched it a few months back!) I am grateful to all of you for your insight and cleverness, but the first person to submit this entry in the contest was one Philip Romano, who will win acknowledgment in the book and a signed copy. Also, thanks to all who voted–it’s nice to be able to go to my publisher with empirical evidence that hundreds of people also like the same book title I do.

Also: Wordplay Wednesday! Not so hard today. Take a word that means “believer,” and stick a word meaning “talk” right in the middle of it. You’ll get a new word, for someone who’s a big believer in talking. What is it?

Posted by Ken at 12:52 pm