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When’s the last time you chuckled over punctuation? If you’ve ever taken a pen and actually corrected someone’s signage while shopping, you stand with Lynne Truss and me as “'punctuation Nazis'. Told with wit and style, Eats, Shoots and Leaves is as clever as the story from which its title was taken.

— Jill

When’s the last time you checked your punctuation?  If you’ve ever taken a pen and actually corrected someone’s signage while shopping, you stand with Lynne Truss and me as ‘punctuation Nazis’.

Told with wit and style, Eats, Shoots and Leaves is as clever as the story from which the title is taken.

— Jill

Description


Now in a handsome, hilariously illustrated new edition: The stickler-tickling punctuation polemic that has sold more than 1.6 million copies in North America is even more fun with the whimsical art of acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes.

The runaway bestseller that has everyone minding their p?s and q?s (and their commas and semicolons), Eats, Shoots & Leaves has delighted audiences around the world and elevated Lynne Truss to superstickler status among those in the know. Language lovers everywhere will cheer the arrival of this new edition, beautifully packaged in a larger format with a red cloth-over-board cover and containing more than fifty vivid, full-color drawings. Created by renowned cartoonist Pat Byrnes, each illustration brings to life a different punctuation pitfall in a wickedly playful style that matches Truss?s trademark wit. Eats, Shoots & Leave Illustrated Edition is also accompanied by a colorful foreword by wordsmith extraordinaire Frank McCourt.

Published just in time for holiday gift-giving, Eats Shoots & Leaves Illustrated Edition is sure to be at the top of wish lists coast to coast.

About the Author


Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of "The Times of London," followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781592403912
Publisher: Gotham
Publication Date: October 16th, 2008
Pages: 176