Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition

Author(s): Ben Schott


Ever thought, 'There should be a German word for that'? Well, now there is. From the mind that created Schott's Original Miscellany comes a unique volume exploring the idiosyncrasies of the human condition...auf Deutsch. In which language but German could you construct le mot juste for: a secret love of bad food, the inability to remember jokes, Sunday-afternoon depression, the urge to yawn, the glee of gossip, reassuring your hairdresser, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow?


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* Review coverage in newspapers such as the Herald Sun, Courier Mail and Sunday Star Times * Author interview in a major Australian newspaper * Radio interviews on Radio National and local ABC radio programs * Coverage in glossy magazines such as Yen, GQ and Smith Journal * Review coverage in publications such as the Big Issue, MX and the Monthly * Reading copies available to the trade * Online advertising campaign on the websites of current affairs publications such as Crikey, Monthly, ABR * Online advertising campaign through popular design websites such as Behance, Designspiration, Design Files * Promotions and giveaways with print and online publications such as the Smith Journal, Frankie, the Thousands * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Banner advertising on bookseller websites * Strong social media campaign including Facebook advertising and competitions to win

Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Original Miscellany, Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany, Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany, Schott's Quintessential Miscellany and the yearbook Schott's Almanac (2006-11). Ben is a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Times. He divides his time between London and New York. @benschott

General Fields

  • : 9781922147585
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.272
  • : March 2013
  • : 120mm X 247mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 96