Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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Product Details

Price
$28.00
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.87 X 8.32 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393240184
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About the Author

Mary Norris is the author of Greek to Me and the New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, an account of her years in The New Yorker copy department. Originally from Cleveland, she lives in New York.

Reviews

[P]ure porn for word nerds.--Allan Fallow
Wonderfully confiding.--Miriam Krule
[A] winningly tender, funny reckoning with labor and language.--Megan O'Grady
Very funny, lucid, and lively.--Julia Holmes
Funny and endearing.--Joanna Connors
Laugh-out-loud funny and wise and compelling from beginning to end.--Steve Weinberg
Down-to-earth memoir interwoven with idiosyncratic, often funny ruminations on the nuts and bolts of language.--Linda Lowenthal
Mary Norris brings a tough-minded, clear-eyed, fine-tuned wisdom to all the perplexities and traps and terrors of the English sentence.--Adam Gopnik
Mary Norris is a grammar geek with a streak of mischief, and her book is obscenely fun.--Marilyn Johnson
This is as entertaining as grammar can be. Very very. Read it and savor it.--Garrison Keillor
Mary Norris is the verbal diagnostician I would turn to for a first, second, or third opinion on just about anything.--John McPhee, in The New Yorker
Hilarious... [T]his book charmed my socks off.--Patricia O'Conner
Ms. Norris, who has a dirty laugh that evokes late nights and Scotch, is...like the worldly aunt who pulls you aside at Thanksgiving and whispers that it is all right to occasionally flout the rules.--Sarah Lyall
Mary Norris has an enthusiasm for the proper use of language that's contagious. Her memoir is so engaging, in fact, that it's easy to forget you're learning things.
Destined to become an instant classic.... It's hard to imagine the reader who would not enjoy spending time with Norris.
Between You & Me is smart and funny and soulful and effortlessly illuminating.--Ian Frazier