Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and You Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online.
It is packed with information and very fun to read.
Ms. O'Conner's knowledge of grammar is made useful by her incisive wit and thoroughly entertaining presentation of what is usually a parched dry subject matter.
This book was fun to read even if it was about grammar, something most of us never thought could be fun.
This book was not written for those who wish to check their writing for errors. While the book is well written, it spends too much time on cliches and other topics that are not... Read morePublished 20 days ago by David R. Barkmeier
I use this book with my graduate students who should not have the problems dealt with in this book, but some of them do. Read morePublished 21 days ago by North Star
This book is interesting and memorable. It helped me. I wish I had access to it many years ago!Published 1 month ago by Green Rose
Who knew that a grammar book can be both entertaining and helpful!? Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Book Worm
Love all the "ditties" about grammar she incorporates into the text; use them in the classroom with my students, who say they're easier to remember than rules. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JoeB