Wretched Writing

Wretched Writing

A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780399159244
  • 224  Pages
  • Perigee
  • Adult


Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it’s very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad.

It’s also very funny.

A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles, ridiculously overwrought passages from novels, bombastic and confusing speeches, moronic oxymorons, hyperactive hyperbole, horribly inappropriate imagery in ostensibly hot sex scenes, mangled clichés, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres.

Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much.
Wretched Writing

Wretched Writing

Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras

SHOP new year