Between You & Me (Paperback)

Confessions of a Comma Queen

By Mary Norris

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393352146, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/5/2015)
Hardcover (4/6/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print (8/12/2015)
Paperback, Large Print (4/5/2016)

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April 2015 Indie Next List

“I was feeling pretty smug about my word skills until I learned something right there on page 26 of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen. I have been mispronouncing 'elegiac.' Even so, I didn't begrudge Norris for taking me on a delightful tour of the offices of The New Yorker, the history of Noah Webster and his dictionary descendents, the city of Cleveland, and the hyphen in Moby-Dick. Between You and Me is a sprightly -- not 'spritely,' thank you -- gambol in the fields of grammar, and I enjoyed every step.”
— David Enyeart, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN
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Description

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker's renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.