It is laugh-out-loud hilarious, and it is also full of etymologies that I have ever heard before. In particular, there is an early chapter about the etymology of the English word pool, a word that has a wide range of meanings in English now, but which comes from a very precise French usage... which will have you rolling on the floor laughing — well, I didn't actually roll on the floor because I was reading it in a doctor's office waiting room... but if I had been at home... who knows???! Here's a clue:
I do not have enough good things to say about this fabulous book! I know laugh every time I get an excuse to use the word "pool" ha ha.