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everyone should keep this book on their desk as a reference - it makes you aware of the unnecessary filler words we use every day. a simple, useful reference for all writers.Published on March 24, 2013 by jenilee4843
Smith makes many valid points in this book, detailing many ways in which the language is commonly abused. Read morePublished on October 17, 2005 by James Yanni
As a professional writer, I enjoy discussions about language and the (often comical) pitfalls that exist for those who unintentionally misuse language. Read morePublished on March 5, 2005 by R. Amada
I was a little disappointed by this book since I'm a great fan of Ken Smith. All of his previous books were written on other interesting topics and resulted in some really fun and... Read morePublished on January 11, 2005 by Ryan Hennessy
Ken Smith has written an equally dazzling and puzzling book that will leave you wondering what words you might have overused... Read morePublished on December 15, 2003 by Adam Chen
Not your mamma's grammar book, Junk English is as much about the politics of writing as it is about the concrete idea of solid grammar. Read morePublished on October 1, 2003 by Robert L. Brewer
The author's intention is sound: to rid the world of junk (imprecise) English. The need for this is obvious - even the best writers fall prey to redundant or misused words. Read morePublished on June 24, 2003 by therosen
This book has no linguistic basis. It is merely the personal preferences of this particular writer. It is tedious and uninspired.Published on March 17, 2003
Humbling. Sometimes I felt hopeless. I thought I was something of a proper-use-of-language freak but he made me feel like I never want to speak again. Read morePublished on February 19, 2003