Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms is a joy to read. Well written, smart and thoroughly entertaining, this book should be on the must-read list of anyone who enjoys words and / or is fascinated by the English language. This is not a humor book but I laughed out loud more times than I can count and loved every page. Euphemania is not just about words – the book is also a reflection of social customs, both past and present. It shows how people use euphemisms to say what they mean without saying it, to enrich language, and sometimes to hide or minimize the truth. There are chapters dedicated to euphemisms we use when talking about finances, anatomy, bodily functions, sickness and death, and more. Euphemania is readable and interesting as well as educational and very well researched. I highly recommend this excellent book.