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The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation Hardcover – July 14, 2010
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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.
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.
It was pretty epic. I need 8 more words so unicorn potato
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