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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Frst Edition edition (July 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811876454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811876452
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Bethany Keeley is a college professor, blogger, and writer who lives in the Chicago, IL suburbs. She is also the founder and author of the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks.

Customer Reviews

Fun and funny.
Emary
I'm not sure what I was thinking when I purchased this book, there really isn't much you can do with this idea.
Bethany
If you're someone who loves to use unnecessary quotation marks, maybe you'll find some new uses to try!
K. Black

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jared Castle TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Quotey fingers. Rabbit ears. Air quotes. The quotation gesture. Finger flexion. Do you cringe or laugh when someone flashes a pair of crooked fingers to emphasize their point?

Bethany Keeley collected a treasure of unnecessary quotation marks for fans of James Kilpatrick's Fine Print: Reflections on the Writing Art and William Zinsser's On Writing Well who crave a little whimsy.

Keeley takes the funniest finds from her blog and arranges them in a series of themes that maintains the laughs without becoming cruel. This is an important point. Grammarians too often act like elitists, pointing out mistakes not for a shared laugh but rather a means to belittle people who are only trying their best to wrestle with the English language and rules of grammar. Kelley deserves credit for not letting this book devolve into meanness.

In summary, I recommend this book, especially as a gift, for a wordsmith who enjoys a good laugh. Rating: four stars.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By RJ on July 24, 2010
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I have been following the blog on which this book is based, and have even contributed to the site, so it was nice to see it come out in book form. The author's wit in commenting on the various signs, posters, etc. is quite keen and I enjoyed every page. Whether unnecessary quotation marks are a pet peeve of yours or not, you will enjoy the humor that accompanies the pictures. A great addition to the humor or language section of your library!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Wiser on October 6, 2010
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So, so funny. Any intelligent, literate reader (with some sense of humor) is going to have a great time with this book. My friends who meet that criteria are getting this for Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WhyMe Marie on December 29, 2010
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Not for everyone, this book is perfect for writers, English teachers or anyone who's a punctuation stickler. Most of the people I know wouldn't get it. But if you know and care how to use quotation marks correctly, you will love this book. Each page is a photo of a sign with q-marks used incorrectly, usually enough of a joke on its own, but the comments by the author are priceless and often the most entertaining thing on the page. Her voice is an interjection of irony, sarcasm and wit. Without that commentary, the book could seem repetitive and lose its edge, but it seemed just right to me and kept me amused from beginning to end with plenty of LOL moments. I'll be purchasing this book for gifts for friends.

The test to see if you're going to want this book: Does the sign on the cover make you laugh? If so, you're the right audience and will definitely enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jamez Baxta on November 12, 2013
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The title of this description says it all.
It was pretty epic. I need 8 more words so unicorn potato
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MeredithVH on November 27, 2010
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Keeley has just the right amount of satire to tickle the funny bone of all ages! This book has become a favorite around my home, and in the homes of all my family members. We find ourselves playing along with the joke, and always on the look out for new quotation marks. We cannot wait for the Sequel!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry Rydberg on January 23, 2011
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Gave this book to my son, the English teacher. He laughed until he cried. It is an amazing collection of the most hilarious examples. This book is a perfect gift for teachers and English majors! It's also a great little coffee table book for guests to enjoy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By esm on September 29, 2010
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You might think a book of pictures of quotation marks would get old quickly, but it's the snarky comments on the pictures that make the book. Not sure it could be any funnier.
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More About the Author

Bethany Keeley (now Keeley-Jonker) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights IL. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Justin and her cat Zeus. She continues to run the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, as she has since 2005. In addition to teaching and blogging, Bethany writes for thinkchristian.net about faith and culture, and does academic work about the role of religion in public life.
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