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The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English


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The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English
Bill Walsh
Paperback
238 pages

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Advice on good writing from everybody's favorite editorial curmudgeon

Persnickety, cantankerous, opinionated, entertaining, hilarious, wise...these are a few of the adjectives reviewers used to describe good-writing maven Bill Walsh's previous book, Lapsing Into a Comma. Now, picking up where he left off in Lapsing, Walsh addresses the dozen or so biggest issues that every writer or editor must master. He also offers a trunkload of good advice on the many little things that add up to good writing. Featuring all the elements that made Lapsing such a fun read, including Walsh's trademark acerbic wit and fascinating digressions on language and its discontents, The Elephants of Style provides:


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