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Published:September 22nd, 2006 13:44 EST

Judyth Piazza Interviews Barbara Kipfer, Author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling 14,000 Things to be Happy About (Workman) and Page-a-Day calendars based on it. She has also authored Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, 1,400 Things for Kids to be Happy About, and Self Meditation for Workman Publishing.

Her other books are Roget`s 21st Century Thesaurus, 21st Century Spelling Dictionary, 21st Century Manual of StyleThe Order of Things, How It Happens, 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone (Dell/Laurel), and Life of Language (Random House); Roget`s International Thesaurus Sixth Edition and Dictionary of American Slang (HarperCollins); Sisson`s Word and Expression Locater (Prentice Hall); 201 Little Buddhist Reminders (Ulysses Press), Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (Kluwer Plenum); The Flip Dictionary, Roget`s Thesaurus of Phrases, and Roget`s Descriptive Word Finder (Writer`s Digest). Also forthcoming are the Archaeologist`s Fieldwork Companion and The Dictionary of Artifacts (Blackwell) and Trivia Lovers` Lists (Random House).

Barbara holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics (University of Exeter), a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), an MA in Buddhist Studies (Greenwich University), and a BS in physical education (Valparaiso University).

Dr. Kipfer is Managing Editor/Chief Lexicographer for,, and (Lexico Publishing). She has also worked for such companies as, Ask Jeeves, Bellcore (Telcordia), Cymfony, General Electric Research, idealab, IBM Research, Knowledge Adventure, Mindmaker, Textwise, and Wang.

Barbara is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and has taught meditation. See Reference Wordsmith and Archaeology Wordsmith for more information.

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