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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
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Apr 12, 2004 | 240 Pages
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Praise

“You don’t need to be a grammar nerd to enjoy this one… Who knew grammar could be so much fun?” –Newsweek

“Witty and instructive… Truss is an entertaining, well-read scold in a culture that could use more scolding.” –USA Today

“Truss is William Safire crossed with John Cleese’s Basil Fawlty.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Witty, smart, passionate, it gives long-overdue attention to ‘the traffic signals of language.’”–John Rechy, Los Angeles Times Book Review “Best Books of 2004: Nonfiction”

“Truss’s scholarship is impressive and never dry.” -Edmund Morris, The New York Times

“[Truss is] a reformer with the soul of a stand-up comedian.” –Boston Globe

“ 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 of anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who don’t care enough.” –Boston Sunday Globe

“Lynne Truss makes [punctuation] a joy to contemplate.” –Elle Magazine

“A witty look at the amusing foibles of punctuation.” –Reader’s Digest

“Lynne Truss has done the English-speaking world a huge service.” –The Christian Science Monitor

“Witty and playful.” –Time Out New York

Awards

British Book Award WINNER

Table Of Contents

Eats Shoots & LeavesForeword by Frank McCourt
Publisher’s Note
Preface

Introduction—The Seventh Sense
The Tractable Apostrophe
That’ll Do, Comma
Airs and Graces
Cutting a Dash
A Little Used Punctuation Mark
Merely Conventional Signs

Bibliography

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