". . . irreverent, smart, and funny, Adios is a mosaic of brilliant techniques." -- Marilyn Kennedy, Journal of College Composition & Communication NCTE
"Adios is suitable to today's electronically-oriented, media-saturated learner. . . Just when the reader thinks the Hoffmans need a sound dose of Strunk & White for casting too far out of the mainstream, the Hoffmans not only explain clearly how to achieve that notion, they also justify it with a colorful tapestry of examples from high and low, literary and scientific. Readers will end each section renewed with an eager-to-try-it spirit." -- Donna Barnard, inside english, Journal of the English Council
"As I told my secretary, Adios is enough to make me want to return to the classroom and teach writing one more time." -- Margaret Gratton, President of Orange Coast College
"I loved it!. . . The Hoffmans are insane." -- amazon.com reader review, Portugal
"I started reading the chapter on style in the mail room and arrived five minutes late to class --Adios is great! I ordered it for all my freshman courses." -- Allison Lee, College Writing Center Director
"I've been a professional writer for twenty-five years. . . my writing style is too often the product of habit. Adios provides practical yet highly creative advice and counsel." -- Jim Carnett, Community Relations Director
"Now everywhere I see the techniques discussed in Adios. Adios has made me not only a better writer, but a better reader." -- Jennifer Hanna, UCLA Anthropology and Mythology student
"The Hoffman's answer the question 'How can we get this concept across without the eye-glazing terminology of rhetoric handbooks?' . . . a teacher may spend a lot of time mumbling, 'Why didn't I think of that?' Adios deserves a wide audience." -- Art Peterson, National Writing Project, University of California Berkeley
"We were thrilled with your [the authors'] witty acknowledgement and both enjoyed your 'recipes' for prose and grammar." -- Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken -- aka The Two Hot Tamales
From the Publisher
ADIOS, STRUNK AND WHITE is to the book trade business what an independent film is to the Hollywood industrya creative, sensible approach to writing not hampered by the need to appeal to a wide audience planted with grammar nazis whose sensibilities might be offended, or an academic communitys hubris provoked by the books fearless approach to writing. In other words, this is a book that only a small, alternative press could publish, a book secretly praised by large publishing house editors who would have to pass by ADIOS to publish non-offensive, committee-voiced textbooks, reference trade books by establishment columnists, or feel-good, ego-salve books. ADIOS defies all these categories.
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