Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling grammar book has been updated and revised to include the latest and greatest on the basics and subtleties of English, and features a new chapter on the language of the Internet.
"This is, like, a cool book..." Garrison Keillor
Woe Is I is great fun. (Susan Isaacs) Woe Is I is the best primer on English usage to come along since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
"This grammar book has a twist it's fun. O'Connor, a copy editor and book reviewer for the New York Times and guest columnist for William Safire, gives readers a witty and humorous look at grammar and the oddities of the English language in a way that doesn't intimidate or bore the reader. Chapter headings offer such gems as "Plurals Before Swine," "Comma Sutra," and "The Compleat Dangler." And what makes this book such a pleasure to read are whoppers of sloppy usage such as "Born at the age of forty three, the baby was a great comfort to Mrs. Wooster" and cliches like "mass exodus. As opposed to an exodus of one? In most cases, exodus alone is enough." Highly recommended." Lisa J. Cihlar, Winfield P.L., Ill., Library Journal
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.