Wacky News Names - Book

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Wacky News Names - Monikers that Make You Smirk is a humorous book by Stephen J. Busalacchi. The author features real names from the news that are often humorously appropriate because of the person's occupation or context in a story. Such names are known as aptronyms. There are over 700 names in the book along with creative sketches by Wisconsin cartoonist Anthony Schmidt. You'll smile when you see names like dentist Les Plack and police officer Steve Kopp.


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Author - Stephen J. Busalacchi
Illustrator - Anthony Schmidt
135 pages
30 illustrations
Paperback
5 in. x 7 in.
ISBN - 9780979422263
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Steve Busalacchi is a medical journalist, author and speaker, who reported for National Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio for 15 years. In the process, he won more than two dozen journalism awards. Most recently, the Wisconsin Medical Society honored him with the 2007 Medical Issues Reporting Award. He is the author of White Coat Wisdom, an oral history of extraordinary physicians, endorsed by C. Everett Koop, MD and Nancy Dickey, MD. Busalacchi is also author of Media Savvy, Media Success!, a quick guide to stellar performance with the news media. Busalacchi has spent a decade as a communications specialist for the Wisconsin Medical Society, and more recently, as the principal of a health communications firm in Madison, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and two young daughters.