Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (Paperback)
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Short Description for Eats, Shoots & Leaves A bona fide publishing phenomenon, Lynne Truss's now classic #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" makes its paperback debut after selling over 3 million copies worldwide in hardcover.
- Published: 21 April 2007
- Format: Paperback 209 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781592402038 ISBN 10: 1592402038
- Sales rank: 3,834
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The spirited and scholarly #1 "New York Times" bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to's to show how important punctuation is in our world--period. In "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, 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. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry. Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves "makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.