Give me Bryson who despite small flaws, was fun to read.
If you enjoy and learn from the book half as much as I did, you'll come away with a much broader, healthier, and interesting perspective on language.
You Are What You Speak is the very best sort of language exercise: clear, entertaining and educative.
Wittily written and filled with wonderfully diverse examples. Greene presents well reasoned arguments and is easy to like. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick Akst
Definitely too pricey for a poorly written book. Does not spark my interest and note that I am very easily fascinated by by every aspect of language. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Htaik Khamom
This book is awesome. It explains, in a humorous and entertaining way, why English teachers and their types are so uptight and wrong about everything. Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. Colombo
Why is it when a progressive writes a book on language or anything else for that matter, he/she must feel like he must do so in a condescending and flagrantly pedantic manner. Read morePublished 11 months ago by derek kanady
This is one of those rare armchair linguist books that truly does its topic justice, without devolving into a pop culture rant. The style is engaging and accessible. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gringo Ric
Nothing to write home about: glib, self conscious, hackneyed, repetitive, flawed, excessive, above all: boring...!!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Antony Panagopoulos
I really wanted to like this book. I love reading about language, especially the various ways Americans speak English. But I just couldn't. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kathryn Scoffield
The basic theme of this book is that language is, at its best, an ever-changing form of human expression, and its natural fluidity should be welcomed and embraced instead of feared... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Beth