• Today Show interview with Al Roker
  • CBS Sunday Morning
  • ABC World News – “Persons of the Week”
  • ABC News – The Conversation
  • CTV (Canada) interview
  • WGN Midday News (Chicago) interview
  • KATU (Portland OR) interview
  • KCPQ (Seattle) piece


  • Talk of the Nation, NPR (8/9)
  • Brian Lehrer, WNYC (8/20)
  • Jefferson Exchange, JPR (8/4, Hour 2)
  • Joy Cardin Show, WPR (8/3, 6 AM)
  • KFBK Newstalk, Sacramento CA
  • Jan Mickelson Show, WHO-AM Des Moines (Thursday, 8/5; 1:55 in)
  • Ron Ross Show, WJBC, Bloomington, IL (8/19)
  • Steve Malzberg Show(8/24, Hour 1)
  • CBC (Canada) – Calgary Eyeopener (8/26)
  • WGN – Milt Rosenberg
  • KPCC – Patt Morrison (9/23)
  • Here and Now (10/1)
  • numerous other interviews not available online


    “The book … is entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking, and one that any lover of language, travel — or both — will probably enjoy.” – Boston Globe

    “The book is an illuminating hybrid of travelogue, English usage textbook and sociological experiment.” – Washington Post

    “[C]omplete with breezy writing, mock superhero prologues, and a serious mission to return phonics and proofreading to places of honor.” – Christian Science Monitor

    “Part classic road-trip narrative, buddy-love saga and state-of-the-nation survey, it’s also an adventure thriller for grammar fiends, travel porn for copy editors and other enforcers of linguistic propriety.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

    “I am well aware that everyone requires an editor. We are also, I believe, in crucial need of humorists to assist us through these harrowingly interesting times. For both roles I wholeheartedly nominate Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson.” – Virginian-Pilot

    “Deck and Herson show the reader that adventures in language needn’t be limited to the computer screen or printed page. In their view, the real excitement’s out there on the open road, and they want you to share it.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch

    “Two friends travel 33 states, taking aim at typos” – Kansas City Star

    “At turns challenging, entertaining and thought-provoking” – Charleston Post and Courier

    “They have written about the trip in a book that exposes deficits in both public education and attention to detail.” – Reuters

    “… the book is a lot of fun.” – Wichita Eagle, KS

    “Hilarious” – Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA

    “Entertaining” – St. Petersburg Times, FL

    Interview with Wisconsin State Journal

    Interview with South Coast Today

    Interview:  The irresistible allure of bad spelling – Salon

    Interview:  The Great Typo Hunt – New Yorker

    Interview:  NaNoWriMo’s Office of Letters and Light

    “Great fun” – Barnes & Noble Review

    “The Great Typo Hunt:  Two Friends Correct Grammar Across the USA” – Asylum

    “To err is human; to correct, divine” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

    First chapter of The Great Typo Hunt excerpted – Today/MSNBC

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