In 1995 John Pollack won the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships. Seriously, you can see him here (the one wearing the blue polka dot shirt). This past April, his book The Pun Also Rises, was released by Gotham Books. Here, Pollock—a journalist, former presidential speech writer for Bill Clinton, and author of Cork Boat—writes a humorous and intriguing narrative on the etymology of the pun.
Having grown up in a household where wordplay was everyday, nightly spelling bees buzzed around the dinner table, and silly, punny, puns were always welcome, this is just the sort of word nerd book I can't resist.
And apparently, as you can see by my son's illustration below, the love of word bending runs in the family.
Citrusing, isn't it? Oh, come on. I dare you... have some pun.