“Ever wondered about all those commas or strange word breaks in the venerable New Yorker? Longtime copy editor Mary Norris offers readers a delicious hybrid of a book–part memoir and part grammar guide. Hers was not a direct path to the copy desk, where she’s spent the last 30 years. Her first job was inspecting feet at her community swimming pool.
“With a large helping of practicality, Norris goes into the nuances of grammar and punctuation, which worked perfectly for me. I am a grammar book geek. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who likes a quirky memoir or a nerdy grammar book. Or both.”
–Wendee Wieking, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
Whether you’re an eagle-eyed copy editor or a loosey-goosey grammarian, you’ll get a kick out of your own copy (name in red pencil optional) from Queen Anne Book Company or another independent bookstore.