Viva Editions's Phil Cousineau, Author of The Painted Word, to be on Renowned KQED Forum

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Award winning writer, filmmaker, and host of PBS's Global Spirit to be on KQED Forum.

The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins

A mytagogue, a carrytale and a thaumaturge, Cousineau makes us Argus-eyed to the ubuntu of the aprocryphal and Gemutlichkeit it provides, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you definitely need this book.
—Lemony Snicket

“I grew up in a house filled with books and dictionaries with prints of the world’s great on every wall in the house. So I was destined to bring together the two world of writing and painting into one work, which was Wordcatcher (2010), a marvelous collaboration with artist Gregg Chadwick. Two years later, the adrenaline was still flowing so we have teamed up once again and daubed a book for the walls of every bookstore, The Painted Word.”
—Phil Cousineau

Phil Cousineau, author of Wordcatcher and The Painted Word, will be on the wildly popular KQED Forum with Michael Krasny on October 23rd at 10am, followed by a drive-by signing at Book Passage in San Francisco at noon. Phil Cousineau also shared his insights on TED Talks and At Issue With Ben Merens.

"For most of our busy lives words are mere tools. Not so with The Painted Word. Here, they're not mechanisms or background music, they're the beloved riffs of favorite songs mesmerizingly amplified."
—Simon Hertnon, author of Endangered Words

"A Cousineau riff on a (passionately selected) word is like Mark Twain meets Coleridge meets Casey Stengel meets—well, everyone who's fun and informative, whether the riff is on autologophagist (someone who eats his/her words) or jack, which, believe me, the world-traveled Cousineau knows when it comes to language."
—Arthur Plotnik, author of The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts Into Words

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