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Martha Brockenbrough is the founder of SPOGG, the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, as well as a writer for Encarta.com and the former editor-in-chief of MSN.com. She is the author of It Could Happen to You and lives in Seattle with her family.
A student enrolled in an advanced grammar class I was teaching gave me a copy of Things That Make Us [sic]. I thanked her profusely, went home, opened it and wept. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Le Grincheux
This is more a guide to good grammar than an entertaining discourse on the language. If it's a guide you want, fine, but that wasn't what I expected.Published 23 months ago by Jan
I found this at an English teacher's desk when I was substitute teaching. Copied down the ISBN and ordered it.Published on April 12, 2013 by Victor Frank
Brockenbrough spends much of the first few chapters spraying snark on easy targets: spam mail, text messages, pop songs, and at least six swipes at our grammar-challenged President... Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by a customer
I was unsurprised to find this book selling, new, for $6.73.
Perhaps, at long last, that laziest and least-brave of all approaches to life -- snark --
is beginning... Read more
If you have a sense of humor about words, you will enjoy how this book disects common errors propagated by common misuse. You may even improve your writing as you enjoy a fun book.Published on June 7, 2009 by T. Richmond
At first I was annoyed by this book as it appeared as if the grammar experts were getting cheap thrills from picking on people who made grammatical mistakes. Read morePublished on June 1, 2009 by bronx book nerd
This book is a sleeper. Who ever thought a book on grammer (oops, grammar) would cause me to fall off my chair in repetitive laughter. Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Old Growth English