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.
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.
The stickler-tickling punctuation polemic 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, sold more than 1.6 million copies in North America and elevated Lynne Truss to superstickler status among those in the know. Now the book is beautifully packaged with more than fifty vivid, full-color illustrations throughout 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. We hope you?ll agree that it's a chocolate-and- peanut-butter combination (even better than the sum of its parts). "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Illustrated Edition" is also accompanied by a colorful foreword by wordsmith extraordinaire Frank McCourt.
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."