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“The book in my hands just might be the least useful writing aid ever compiled…But then, of course, that’s exactly the point…Pull[s] apart words and sentences with a strange blend of cleverness and sophomoric humor…A lot of writers and editors have little reason to laugh these days; thank goodness we’ve got something here.”
"Anyone who has ever searched for le mot juste will laugh — what's the word? — hysterically...Write More Good makes the death of journalism funnier than it has any right to be (while potentially hastening it along)."
"Succeeds both as one funny book and also as a crash course in how to get fired from any job requiring you to submit writing for publication...Readers who enjoy humor in the vein of The Onion will love this book, a kind of unholy love child of William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White's The Elements of Style and The Daily Show...For those who like their humor with a little bite."
—Library Journal (starred review)
"It’s a brain-exploding mix of Dave Barry meets Borowitz meets the original AP Stylebook, and while the results aren’t always pretty, they are pretty funny."
—Tom Chandler, The Writer Underground
"Write More Good aims to embrace the lowering standards of the written word. It's so funny I could cry."
—Chron.com (Houston Chronicle)
“I would like to praise the authors for not doing what anyone else in the Internet Age would have done, which is simply cutting and pasting together a slew of tweets, calling it a book, and raking in the dough from Old Media.”
“Write More Good is your AP Stylebook unshaven and hungover after the latest round of media layoffs. Editors, writers, and sticklers will enjoy the satire, but the poop jokes are for everyone.”
—Jeff Deck, coauthor of The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time
“You can read Write More Good simply for laughs: Its expanded hits of @FakeAPStylebook wit and humor will have you reading it aloud to cubicle neighbors. But if you aspire to truly great writing—whether you’re a hopeful author, a professional editor, or a celebrity who just pays someone—well, you’re definitely going to need a different book.”
—Carol Fisher Saller, author of The Subversive Copy Editor
THE BUREAU CHIEFS count among their number journalists, artists, a librarian,
an English professor, even a lawyer (affirmative action!). Ken Lowery and Mark
Hale are the founders of the Twitter feed @FakeAPStylebook, which they and the
Bureau Chiefs update several times a day.
The book is comprised of some fairly fun mini essays, but is broken up by uninspired lists of things. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Loki
Thoroughly enjoyable for some one interested in writing. Witty and exactly what the title explains. Purchased as a gift for my eldest daughter who can appreciate the irony.Published on December 13, 2012 by J Schumann, Ohio
Style guides are usually two-in-one packages, providing both a writing standard as well as a cure for insomnia. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Brent R. Swanson
I did not glance at the cover to this book before reading it, and took all its advice to heart. That said, I have now been fired from my job.
It was worth it, however. Read more
Perhaps someone working for a newspaper would appreciate the humor in this book. I don't see how anyone else could. There are simply too many 'inside jokes' to hold my interest.Published on May 11, 2012 by Pete
Very funny book satirizing the newspaper business. I was hoping for more grammar and writing jokes, that I used to see come across the @FakeAPStyleGuide twitter account, and as... Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by Luna Lindsey
As a college journalism instructor, I am constantly amazed at the poor writing skills most students possess today. But that has absolutely nothing to do with this book! Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by A music fan
I guess my title says it all, right?
I'm not a writer, but do enjoy the works of writers. Read more
...this amusing book looks at the things you should not do and the things that are done in the name of journalism in an over-the-top comedic way. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by dr. arnold lefkowitz