Coverart for item
The Resource Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris

Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris

Label
Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen
Title
Between you & me
Title remainder
confessions of a Comma Queen
Statement of responsibility
Mary Norris
Title variation
Between you and me
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders. Readers and writers will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norris, Mary
Dewey number
428.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1450
LC item number
.N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Norris, Mary
  • English language
  • Comma
  • English language
  • Copy editing
  • Women periodical editors
Label
Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confessions of a Comma Queen -- Spelling is for weirdos -- That witch! -- The problem of Heesh -- Between you and me -- Comma comma comma comma, chameleon -- Who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick? -- A dash, a semicolon, and a colon walk into a bar -- What's up with the apostrophe -- F*ck this sh*t -- Ballad of a pencil junkie -- The million-dollar copy editor -- Appendix. Some books I have found particularly helpful
Control code
ocn897468521
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780393240184
Lccn
2014043252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)897468521
Label
Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confessions of a Comma Queen -- Spelling is for weirdos -- That witch! -- The problem of Heesh -- Between you and me -- Comma comma comma comma, chameleon -- Who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick? -- A dash, a semicolon, and a colon walk into a bar -- What's up with the apostrophe -- F*ck this sh*t -- Ballad of a pencil junkie -- The million-dollar copy editor -- Appendix. Some books I have found particularly helpful
Control code
ocn897468521
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780393240184
Lccn
2014043252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)897468521

Library Locations

    • Bemis Public LibraryBorrow it
      6014 South Datura Street, Littleton, CO, 80120, US
      39.6078903 -105.0037841
Processing Feedback ...