Buzzfeed Global Copy Chief Emmy J. Favilla on “A World Without ‘Whom’”

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy J. Favilla, the witty go-to style guru of webspeak, discusses her new book A World Without “Whom”: The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age.

With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without "whom," she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware.

“[W]itty and informative ... This is the rare style manual that is as entertaining as it is instructive.”— Publishers Weekly

“A lighthearted take on communicating in the digital age.”— Kirkus Reviews

Emmy J. Favilla joined BuzzFeed in 2012 and is now global copy chief. She also created the BuzzFeed Style Guide, which garnered a great deal of media attention as the unofficial "style guide for the internet" when it went public in 2014. A New York University graduate, Favilla has worked as a copy editor at Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Natural Health. She lives in New York City with a cat, a dog, and two rabbits.

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