A Few Words About Words (Paperback)

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A Few Words About Words (Paperback)

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Penned by a writer who had to teach himself the rules of English grammar, A Few Words About Words offers an easy and accessible approach to understanding and using the English language.

In a world dominated by countless print and social media outlets, written communication is king. Writing "your" when you mean "you're" and "there" when you mean "they're" can make the difference between getting or not getting new business. A missing comma can result in a PR catastrophe, and a well-written line can be remembered for generations. And yet, many native speakers struggle with the English language.

Spawned from the widely-circulated and beloved newsletter of the same name, Joe Diorio's A Few Words About Words blends quick-witted anecdotes from more than 30 years of newsletter entries that highlight the common, uncommon, and surprising grammar mistakes most English speakers make. The result is a digestible, all-encompassing look at English grammar.

Humorous, enlightening, and completely comprehensible, A Few Words About Words will be the go-to grammar guide you pick up and can't put down.
Joe Diorio has been a writer all his life. As a grade schooler he wrote and illustrated his own comic books, in high school he was a stringer for a local weekly newspaper, in college he was a reporter and editorial writer for the school newspaper, and later he worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, corporate speech writer, and as a public relations professional for agencies and colleges. He's most proud of his newsletter, A Few Words About Words, which is a layman's look at language. Joe and his wife, Susan, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Product Details ISBN: 9780825309472
ISBN-10: 0825309476
Publisher: Beaufort Books
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 193
Language: English
"This book is a readable amble through the intricacies, oddities, and ambiguities of our English alongside a thoroughly amiable and informative companion. Read this book. Learn from this book. Above all, enjoy this book." —Steve Martino, managing partner at M Health

"Joe Diorio’s wonderfully smart and playful book captures exactly what it hammers home in content: writing can and should be fun, even as you work to make your writing as clear and effective as possible! Great gift for any writer, seasoned or spanking new." —John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania