Mary Norris - Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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SKU: PRH-9781925240993
A legendary New Yorker copy editor's endlessly enjoyable life lessons in spelling and punctuation, grammar and usage. (And pencils.)

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker’s grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened pencil to help the rest of us, in a charming language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

Between You & Me features Norris’s hilarious exhortations about exclamation marks and emoticons, splice commas and swear words; her memorable exchanges with writers such as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders; and her loving meditations on the most important tools of the trade. Readers—and writers—will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise new friend in love with language.

Sharpen your writing skills, with this series of video lessons by Mary Norris for the New Yorker. 

 ‘Norris is warm, knowledgable and unapologetically fussy…The pleasure of Between You & Me boils down to a willingness to spend 200 tightly edited pages in Mary Norris’s good-natured, wise company.’ - Guardian
QUANTITY: 1 x book
SIZE: 13 x 19.9cm 
PAGES: 240 
FORMAT: Paperback 
PUBLISHER: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781925240993
PUBLICATION: October, 2013

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Mary Norris - Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen