Book Nook: Word Freak, by Stefan Fatsis

Oct 18, 2011

Ten years ago Stefan Fatsis came to WYSO to talk about his book "Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players."

The book chronicles the author's immersion in a game that can become an obsession for some players. During the course of his research Fatsis became an excellent player.

Much has changed in the SCRABBLE world over the last decade. And the book "Word Freak" has become a cult classic. It was just reissued in a new 10th anniversary edition that includes new material and updates. In this
interview Fatsis reveals how this compelling game became an integral part of his life.