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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Paperback – April 11, 2006

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves “makes correct usage so cool that you have to admire Ms. Truss.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Witty, smart, passionate.”Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books Of 2004: Nonfiction “This book changed my life in small, perfect ways like learning how to make better coffee or fold an omelet. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who don’t care enough.”The Boston Sunday Globe

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Praise for Lynne Truss and Eats, Shoots & Leaves:

Eats, Shoots & Leaves "makes correct usage so cool that you have to admire Ms. Truss."
—JANET MASLIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Witty, smart, passionate."
—LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW, BEST BOOKS OF 2004: NONFICTION

"Who knew grammar could be so much fun?"
—NEWSWEEK

"Witty and instructive. . . . Truss is an entertaining, well-read scold in a culture that could use more scolding."
—USA TODAY

"Truss is William Safire crossed with John Cleese’s Basil Fawlty."
—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Lynne Truss has done the English-speaking world a huge service."
—THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

"This book changed my life in small, perfect ways like learning how to make better coffee or fold an omelet. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who don’t care enough."
—THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE

"Lynne Truss makes [punctuation] a joy to contemplate."
—ELLE

"If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I’d nominate her for sainthood."
—Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes

"Truss’s scholarship is impressive and never dry."
—EDMUND MORRIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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