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If hearing lines such as I could care less and This doesnt help the problem drives you bonkers, read up.
--Real Simple --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paul Yeager is the managing editor of Accuweather.com and a freelance writer. As a child, he was annoyed when reading, writing, and arithmetic were referred to as the “Three R’s,” and he hasn’t changed a bit over the years. He lives in Altoona, PA.
I have skimmed it and found it not what I expected. Don't remember exactly what that was. I was an English major in graduate school, and I love grammar, syntax, use of language... Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Shirley Anderson
This is literally, the worst language book ever! It is simply a collection of the author's lamentation about catch phrases that he has come to loathe.Published on November 26, 2012 by Rev. Barbara Berry-Bailey
You'll find some interesting and valid grammar points here, but you'll also find a guy whose fanatical insistence on correctness leaves no room for the delights of colloquial... Read morePublished on August 25, 2011 by Patience Merriman
Truth in advertising first: I have only read sections of this book, not the whole thing.
I agree with most of the book's examples, which are beautifully explained. Read more
This book promised to be both informative and amusing. It was neither. Its pretentiousness reminded me of Bierce's WRITE IT RIGHT, except Yeager is rude and at times bigoted... Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Donna L. Pohlman
Funny rants about common (mis) usage. Even better, some are a tad idiosyncratic, which made them nice fodder for classroom discussion.Published on September 13, 2010 by Vicky
Again, my review is going to join the minority. I bought this before I read the reviews (mistake!), and the one from D. Kerton is right on the mark of how this book is. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Mia S.
Many of the phrases disliked and despised by the author are also some of my pet peeves, but after a while he just seemed to be 'beating a dead horse' (definitely a despised... Read morePublished on June 28, 2009 by BJ Rose
This book is horrible. Yeager offers virtually no reasoning behind his many prohibitions; merely telling the reader to avoid something because it's "not a word," or because it... Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by trivtriv