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Between You and Me Confessions of a Comma Queen

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ISBN-10: 0393240185

ISBN-13: 9780393240184

Edition: 2015

Authors: Mary Norris

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Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding The New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage, and she has been hailed by John McPhee as the "verbal diagnostician I would turn to for a first, second, or third opinion on just about anything."Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened pencil to help the rest of us in a charming language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud exhortations about exclamation marks and emoticons, comma faults and curse words; her memorable exchanges about usage with writers such as Ian Frazier, Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders; and her loving meditations on the most…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.60" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Mary Norris is an American author and copy editor. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1974, and earned a master's in English from the University of Vermont. Mary joined the editorial staff at The New Yorker in 1978, and has been a copy editor and proofreader there for more than 30 years. She has also been a contributor to "The Talk of the Town" and Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen is her first book.