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The war of words at Wyndover College begins with a single shot: a taboo placed on the word “moist,” to placate a first-year student who finds the word repulsive. But then things escalate, when an anonymous voice of opposition takes on the college’s strongly pro-student president and his latest innovative program to keep students happy. As the initially well received “Word-Free” program gains traction, it divides the college. The enthusiastic mid-level official charged with implementing this concept finds that it’s increasingly difficult to manage—and his efforts are continuously undercut by the imaginative opposition of The Contrarian, a figure who posts creative, snarky messages in a wide range of settings...
A Note From the Publisher
“This book deserves a wide readership.” –Patrick Washburn, Professor Emeritus, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University
“Never Say ‘Moist’ is a witty lesson in why we must battle censorship in all its forms, even the ones that are rooted in community and good intention—and especially the ones that seem too silly to do any real damage.” —Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is