Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

by Mary Norris

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

Publication Date: November 23, 2015

ISBN: 9781925240993

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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A legendary New Yorker copy editor's endlessly enjoyable life lessons in spelling and punctuation, grammar and usage. (And pencils.) 'Enlightening, useful, and often outright hilarious...... From exclamation marks to emoticons, swear words to split infinitives, Mary Norris is the bomb.' Australian Women's Weekly 'What is immediately beguiling about Between You & Me- Confessions of a Comma Queen is the extraordinary amount of ground Norris covers...... She is wise, funny, precise and knowledgeable.' Sydney Morning Herald 'This book is so much fun to read. Get it and revel in the delights and conundrums of a life spent amid words.' Good Reading 'So warm and un-fusty that the pages just slip by. Yet it manages in its final few to sneak in thoughtful discussions of, among other disputes, swearing, commas, colons and semicolons.' Listener 'Very funny, lucid, and lively.' New Republic 'Hilarious...... Between You & Me charmed my socks off.' New York Times Book Review 'Down-to-earth memoir interwoven with idiosyncratic, often funny ruminations on the nuts and bolts of language.' Boston Globe