Kory Stamper
Kory Stamper is the author of the best-selling nonfiction book Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, which chronicles her two-decade career as a dictionary writer for Merriam-Webster. Her writing on words and language has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and on New York Magazine’s The Cut. She is currently a full-time writer, ​has two adult daughters, and will not cut coffee or alcohol out of her diet though her gyno says it would help with the night sweats.

Woolfer Words: “Survivor”

Featured image by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Kavanaugh hearings have ground down just about every woman I know.


Woolfer Words: “Gut”

I was chatting with a friend recently about menopause and the many bodily indignities we suffer during it. Hot flashes,


Woolfer Words: “Cliche”

When you become a woman of A Certain Age, as it is so delicately put, you find your priorities shift

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