Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

The Zero Toleration Approach to Punctuation

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
Now in a handsome, hilariously illustrated new edition: The stickler-tickling punctuation polemic that has sold more than 1.6 million copies in North America is even more fun with the whimsical art of acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes.

The runaway bestseller that has everyone minding their p?s and q?s (and their commas and semicolons), Eats, Shoots & Leaves has delighted audiences around the world and elevated Lynne Truss to superstickler status among those in the know. Language lovers everywhere will cheer the arrival of this new edition, beautifully packaged in a larger format with a red cloth-over-board cover and containing more than fifty vivid, full-color drawings. Created by renowned cartoonist Pat Byrnes, each illustration brings to life a different punctuation pitfall in a wickedly playful style that matches Truss?s trademark wit. Eats, Shoots & Leave Illustrated Edition is also accompanied by a colorful foreword by wordsmith extraordinaire Frank McCourt.

Published just in time for holiday gift-giving, Eats Shoots & Leaves Illustrated Edition is sure to be at the top of wish lists coast to coast.



Baker & Taylor
A whimsical edition of a best-selling punctuation guide pairs the author's original text with more than fifty vivid cartoon illustrations, in a gift-appropriate volume that also features a new foreword. 75,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Looks at the history of punctuation and the rules governing the use of apostrophes, commas, dashes, hyphens, colons, and semicolons.
We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book forpeople who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781592403912
1592403913
Branch Call Number: 421.1 TRU
Characteristics: 176 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Byrnes, Pat

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neuromanson
May 29, 2015

SMALL type! Even with reading glasses, just too tiny to be comfortable. If ever a book should have a large-print edition, it's this one.

Maybe get the ebook....can enlarge the font that way.

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