Ammon Shea has been reading dictionaries for twenty years. Along the way he has supported this habit by being a street muscian in Paris, a gondolier in San Diego and a furniture mover in New York City. He lives in New York with his girlfriend (a former lexicographer) and a large number of old dictionaries. Visit his website at www.ammonshea.com.
Delightful . . . I doubt if a dictionary has ever had such love and attention lavished on it * Irish Times * Inspiring . . . Shea has walked the wildwood of our gnarled, ancient speech and returned singing incomprehensible sounds in a language that turns out to be our own * The New York Times * Drily humorous . . . Shea' s Infectious spirit shines through * Guardian *