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Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

Author: Mary Norris
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2016.
Series: Norton paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Norton paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Norris
ISBN: 0393352145 9780393352146
OCLC Number: 909974504
Awards: Winner of ABA Indies Choice Book Award 2017
Short-listed for Thurber Prize for American Humor 2016
Description: 228 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: confession of a comma queen --
Spelling is for weirdos --
That witch! --
The problem of heesh --
Between you and me --
Comma comma comma comma, chameleon --
Who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick? --
A dash, a semicolon, and a colon walk into a bar --
What's up with the apostrophe? --
F*ck this sh*t --
Ballad of a pencil junkie --
Epilogue : The million-dollar copy editor.
Series Title: Norton paperback
Responsibility: Mary Norris.

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"...delightful and thought-provoking..." -- The Bookseller "...Between You & Me, has an old New Yorker charm." -- The Times Literary Supplement "Norris is warm, knowledgable and unapologetically Read more...

 
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