Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies
A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite
By (author) June Casagrande
Format: Paperback / softback
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies by June Casagrande
Book DescriptionWhat do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts.Chapters include: I m Writing This While Naked The Oh-So Steamy Predicate Nominative Semicolonoscopy Colons, Semicolons, Dashes, and Other Probing Annoyances I ll Take "I Feel Like a Moron" for $200, Alex When to Put Punctuation Inside Quotation Marks Snobbery Up with Which You Should Not Put Up Prepositions Is That a Dangler in Your Memo or Are You Just Glad to See Me? Hyphens Life-Sucking, Mom-and-Apple-Pie-Hating, Mime-Loving, Nerd-Fight-Inciting Daggers of the Damned Casagrande delivers practical and fun language lessons not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. In short, it s a grammar book people will actually want to read just for the fun of it. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143036838
Paperback / softback
(181mm x 147mm x 15mm)
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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This innovative, humorous writing book from grammar-snob-hating Casagrande shows students and professionals alike how to craft bold, effective, reader-friendly sentences, one after another.
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Author Biography - June Casagrande
June Casagrande writes the popular and very humorous "A Word, Please" grammar column for four Los Angeles Times community newspapers. She has written over 900 articles for various newspapers and magazines and has four years of improvisational comedy training.
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