Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, Terry Teachout


I've been reading (and loving) Mencken's The American Language, so I thought I'd learn more about the man. Cantankerous, fearless, and unfortunately a bit of an anti-Semite, perhaps it's best that I focus merely on his thoughts about regionalisms and the evolution of the written and spoken word in the States.