Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English Paperback – Import, 1 August 1998
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"This is, like, a cool book." -- Garrison Keillor
"Wow! Who would have thought that you could have such a delicious time with a grammar book? Woe Is I is great fun." -- Susan Isaacs
Lighthearted and funny...It's like Strunk and White combined with S.J. Perelman. -- Daniel Pinkwater, The New York Times Book Review
The best primer on English usage to come along since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This is, like, a cool book... -- Garrison Keillor
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- Publisher : Riverhead Trade; Reprint edition (1 August 1998)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1573226254
- ISBN-13 : 978-1573226257
- Item Weight : 213 g
- Dimensions : 13.16 x 1.52 x 20.32 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,003,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You will not find long, dry, pedagogy on sentence parsing and so forth. What you will find here are succinct explanations of common grammar rules. The index and glossary are surprisingly good.
I like the chapter breakdowns which are short and deal with one or two topics. This makes it easy for one to quickly find a specific rule. The jokes are quite good and do help liven things a bit. At times the humor is a tad overdone and comes across as forced.
All in all, this book fills a void for folks like me who just want the grammar quick and as painlessly as possible.