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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

 
 
Author
Mary Norris.
Publisher Norton  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780393352146
Pages/Publication Date 228/2016
Daedalus Item Code 69194
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(Named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal) New Yorker staffer Mary Norris has spent nearly four decades maintaining the magazine's high editorial standards. In this open-minded, down-to-earth language book, she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us, with laugh-out-loud descriptions and solutions to the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage, from "who" vs. "whom" and "that" vs. "which" to comma faults, compound words, and gender-neutral language. Norris embarks on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, and invites us inside The New Yorker offices to discuss her work with such writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

"This is as entertaining as grammar can be. Very very. Read it and savor it."—Garrison Keillor

"A rollicking adventure into the origins of the apostrophe, the proliferation of profanity in American culture, and everything in between."—SFChronicle

 
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Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
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