With delicious wit and a delightfully down-to-earth tone, former New York Times Book Review editor Patricia O'Conner offers a guide to grammar that teaches you the basics and subtleties of the language -- without the kind of jargon that tempted you to cut your high-school English class. Chapter titles include "Comma Sutra" (the joy of punctuation); "Woe Is I" (therapy for pronoun anxiety); "Verbal Abuse" (words on the endangered list), and more.
"You forget so much about English as you go along being profound in it, like who a gerund is and where adverbs go, until one day you stand up to receive your honorary L.L.D. and children snicker at your grammatical errors. Woe Is I can save you from that. I mean, this is, like, a cool book". -- Garrison Keillor