Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Random House's longtime copy chief, this informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience, entertains as well as instructs.
Full of advice, insider wisdom, and fascinating facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to anyone who wants to be confident in their writing skills, or anyone who enjoys the power of language. Explored throughout are the mysteries of using punctuation, word choice decisions, and more, presented in a clear, concise and accessible manner made fun!
Praise for the New York Times bestseller DREYER'S ENGLISH: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine,Paste, and Shelf Awareness
"Essential (and delightful!)" --People
"Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page." --The Wall Street Journal
"Destined to become a classic." --The Millions
"Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He'll entertain you while he's at it." --Newsday
About the Author
Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor, joining Random House as a production editor in 1993. He has copyedited books by authors including E. L. Doctorow, David Ebershoff, Frank Rich, and Elizabeth Strout, as well as Let Me Tell You, a volume of previously uncollected work by Shirley Jackson. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in New York City. Visit him online at BenjaminDreyer.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @BCDreyer.
"An excellent resource for students and likely even more useful to those who teach them.” —The Horn Book