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Published:March 20th, 2007 10:33 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jim O'Connor, Author of Cuss Control

Judyth Piazza chats with Jim O'Connor, Author of Cuss Control

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

CUSS CONTROL was published by a division of Random House in April 2000, and was an immediate sensation. After less than two months, it went into its third printing!

Jim O`Connor`s humorous yet thought-provoking book expanded the media attention he was already attracting through the Cuss Control Academy. He has appeared on more than 85 TV shows (including Oprah), interviewed on nearly 600 radio stations, and featured in more than 450 magazines and newspapers, including twice in TIME magazine and twice in USA Today. Today, he is recognized as one of the few experts on why swearing has become so commonplace. He continues to be interviewed whenever members of the media find reason to report on the growing use of profanity and its impact on our culture and the way we communicate.

Comments and praise from the media follow this description of the book.

Cuss Control;
The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing
by James O`Connor
(Three Rivers Press)

It this book really necessary? !#&*@% yes! Cuss Control takes a pointed look at the epidemic of potty mouth that has turned America into one big locker room "and offers practical suggestions for cleaning up our exclamatory act, and creating civility and a healthier society.

America has developed an addiction to swearing, and Jim O`Connor has made it his mission to help us break the habit. O`Connor doesn`t call for the total elimination of cussing, just for its confinement to situations where extreme emotion (think hammer, think thumb) or poetic license (think Rhett Butler`s "Frankly my dear") demand it. His program for easing us off the gutter-talk highway involves both an expansion of our working vocabulary (there are other words) and a lessening of our tendency to see the world as a hostile and frustrating place.

With exercises and tips, as well as thoughtful reflection on how we`ve worked ourselves up into such a snit, Cuss Control is a refreshing celebration of the joys of a civil tongue. We swear.

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