Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris


A first-rate book for grammar sticklers, spelling fiends, pencil fanciers, etymologists, punctuation junkies, and fans of The New Yorker. Mary Norris has copy-edited that magazine for over 30 years, and her book is a combination of grammar reference, apologia for the inimitable New Yorkerstyle, and memoir. She has a dry wit that she deploys well, and her stories of grammar and punctuation arguments at work bring her colleagues to life on the page. A joy to read.

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