Between You & Me: Confessions Of A Comma Queen by Mary NorrisBetween You & Me: Confessions Of A Comma Queen by Mary Norris

Between You & Me: Confessions Of A Comma Queen

byMary Norris

Paperback | April 19, 2016

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Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

Mary Norris is the author of the New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, a memoir of her over thirty years working in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. Originally from Cleveland, she lives in New York.
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Title:Between You & Me: Confessions Of A Comma QueenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393352145

ISBN - 13:9780393352146

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read! Comma Queen is quite the character. If you enjoy watching Norris' bite-sized grammar videos on the New Yorker's site, this book's a great companion.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. It was an amazing read I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-11-23

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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 (New York Times)[P]ure porn for word nerds. — Allan Fallow (Washington Post)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. — PeopleA rollicking adventure into the origins of the apostrophe, the proliferation of profanity in American culture, and everything in between. — San Francisco Chronicle[A] winningly tender, funny reckoning with labor and language. — Megan O'Grady (Vogue)Funny and endearing. — Joanna Connors (Cleveland Plain Dealer)Laugh-out-loud funny and wise and compelling from beginning to end. — Steve Weinberg (Houston Chronicle)Mary Norris is the verbal diagnostician I would turn to for a first, second, or third opinion on just about anything. — John McPhee (The New Yorker)Smart and funny and soulful and effortlessly illuminating. — Ian FrazierMary Norris brings a tough-minded, clear-eyed, fine-tuned wisdom to all the perplexities and traps and terrors of the English sentence. — Adam GopnikMary Norris is a grammar geek with a streak of mischief, and her book is obscenely fun. — Marilyn JohnsonThis is as entertaining as grammar can be. Very very. Read it and savor it. — Garrison KeillorDestined to become an instant classic…It’s hard to imagine the reader who would not enjoy spending time with Norris. — Christian Science Monitor