Make glorious, amazing mistakes. —Neil GaimanOur favorite authors can seem larger-than-life, nigh infallible and insanely talented, with no worries in the world and perfect phrases constantly pouring forth from their pens. Every Day a Word Surprises Me offers a different perspective: quotes from hundreds of renowned authors such as Virginia Woolf, E. B. White, James Joyce, Toni Morrison, and Jane Austen fill the pages of this insightful tome, featuring more than forty topics, including "Advice," "Love," "Rejection," and "Writing." Each snippet offers tidbits—often amusing, shrewd, or self-depreciating—from an author's perspective and serves to remind us that, despite their greatness, they're all human. Flip through it when you need some inspiration, a hearty laugh, or even a bit of comfort—and make sure to get one for the writer or bibliophile in your life!