By Mary Norris
The main irreverent and relaxing booklet on language due to the fact Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
Mary Norris has spent greater than 3 many years guarding the recent Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and utilization. Now she brings her mammoth adventure and sharpened pencil to assist the remainder of us, in an enthralling language ebook as vigorous because it is of useful advice.
Between You & Me good points Norris's hilarious exhortations approximately exclamation marks and emoticons, splice commas and swear phrases; her memorable exchanges with writers resembling Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders; and her loving meditations at the most vital instruments of the alternate. Readers - and writers - will locate in Norris neither a scold nor a softie yet a sensible new pal in love with language.
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