Verbomania: Experiencing the National Spelling Bee

Verbomania: Experiencing the National Spelling Bee

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$11.29

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


There's an idea floating around out there, an unspoken opinion that says the Scripps National Spelling Bee is interesting only to boring word nerds and dull academic braniacs. Here is a book which explodes that myth. Written from the perspective of a 2009 speller, "Verbomania" presents what it is like to experience Bee Week in Washington, DC. It details the tension and nerves, friendship and camaraderie, laughter and tears, the joy that comes with winning and the heartbreak that accompanies losing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Maybe spelling is not technically a sport--despite being broadcast on ESPN each year--but after reading "Verbomania," you'll agree that it is a real competition in every sense of the word.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0557159571
  • 9780557159574

Rating details

1 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X