Let’s have a little more fun with Joe Sestak’s book, Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream. Since I read it on my Kindle I wasn’t able to take the kind of detailed notes that a printed book and a bunch of post-its allows. However, with the search function it is easy to see how many times the author(s) use(s) any given word. So, let’s root around a bit and see what comes up. The search function looks for the group of letters so Iran includes Iranian. Senate would include senatorial but not senator (so I truncated that concept to senat).
Here are a few randomly chosen words that appeared at least a few times in the book.
Rugged: appears 50 times, most often in the phrase rugged individual or rugged individualism. You would probably have to look quite a while to find another book that uses this word as often.
China: 54 times, Chinese 4 times for a total of 58
Sailor 23 times, Navy 35 times, naval 4 times, for a total of 64 times
Woman 2 times, 14 times, she 18 times – it was more than that but I counted only the word she not words with those letters in them, (her came up with 500 hits but a lot of those were parts of other words and it was too much to count out the uses of just the word her). When I reviewed Pat Toomey's book I gave him a hard time because there were so few mentions of women.
Shoes 8 times
Economy 82 times, economic 112 times, business 251 times
School 44 times, education 63 times, student 104 times
America 308 times
Iran (includes Iranian) 6 times
Pennsylvania 51 times
Senat (senator, Senate, senatorial, etc) 30 times
Security 115 times