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Eats, Shoots and Leaves : The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation - Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots and Leaves

The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Paperback Published: 11th April 2006
ISBN: 9781592402038
Number Of Pages: 209
For Ages: 18+ years old

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A bona fide publishing phenomenon, Lynne TrussA's now classic #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes its paperback debut after selling over 3 million copies worldwide in hardcover.

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species.

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with. BACKCOVER: Praise for Lynne Truss and Eats, Shoots & Leaves:

Eats, Shoots & Leaves A"makes correct usage so cool that you have to admire Ms. Truss.A"
A-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

A"Witty, smart, passionate.A"
A-Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books Of 2004: Nonfiction

A"Who knew grammar could be so much fun?A"
A-Newsweek

A"Witty and instructive. . . . Truss is an entertaining, well-read scold in a culture that could use more scolding.A"
A-USA Today A"Truss is William Safire crossed with John CleeseA's Basil Fawlty.A"
A-Entertainment Weekly

A"Lynne Truss has done the English-speaking world a huge service.A"
A-The Christian Science Monitor

A"This book changed my life in small, perfect ways like learning how to make better coffee or fold an omelet. ItA's the perfect gift for anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who donA't care enough.A"
A-The Boston Sunday Globe

A"Lynne Truss makes [punctuation] a joy to contemplate.A"
A-Elle

A"If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic IA'd nominate her for sainthood.A" A-Frank McCourt, author of AngelaA's Ashes

A"TrussA's scholarship is impressive and never dry.A"
A-Edmund Morris, The New York Times Book Review

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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 "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 " 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 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 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 "

ISBN: 9781592402038
ISBN-10: 1592402038
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 11th April 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.29 x 12.45  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.2