Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
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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.


A rapturous memoir of falling in love with a language.--Rory Tolan
Norris is an uncommonly engaging, witty enthusiast with a nose for delicious details.--Heller McAlpin
Norris' vibrant prose flies off the page.... She brings it all together with insight and wisdom.--Elfrieda Abbe
Charming, ribald, highly informed, and always funny.... An adventure tale for intellectuals--and also for the rest of us.--Steve Martin
[Mary] Norris... whose first book chronicled her passion for punctuation, here recounts, with the same contagious wit and enthusiasm, her obsession with Greece--its language, history and culture.--Editors' Choice
Beach reading for classicists and philhellenes... but with something more serious at stake.--A. E. Stallings
Norris is a jaunty companion, splendidly bookish, full of excellent little facts.--Charlotte Higgins
Norris has a remarkable gift for conveying and transmitting passion.--Imogen Russell Williams
Delightful.--Bethanne Patrick
Greek to Me bursts with a cheerful lust for all things Hellenic: the language, ancient and modern; the mythology; the wine; the sunshine; the sea; and, occasionally, the men.--Susan Storer Clark