Woe Is I (Paperback)

The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English(Third Edition)

By Patricia T. O'Conner

Riverhead Books, 9781573223317, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 2010

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Description

"Former New York Times Book Review editor and linguistic expert O'Conner...updates her bestselling guide to grammar, an invigorating and entertaining dissection of our ever-evolving language." - Publishers Weekly

In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us.


About the Author

Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and You Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online.


Praise For Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English(Third Edition)

"Possibly the most popular book on grammar ever published." —Writers.com

"Lighthearted and funny... It's like Strunk and White combined with S. J. Perelman—none of whom would have had the slightest objection." —The New York Times Book Review

"Extraordinary... I'm keeping this book by my keyboard." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Invigorating and entertaining... As vital as a dictionary for those who wish to be taken seriously in speech, in print, or on Facebook." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A nifty guidebook to modern grammar that affectionately elbows the reader on every page." —San Francisco Chronicle