‘Grammar Girl’ to the Rescue

I seem to be behind the Grammar Girl curve. I recently discovered GG’s straight-forward advice on correct construction when I googled my bête noir, “affect vs. effect.” Turns out GG is one of iTunes’s 100 most popular podcasters (she’s at #8 today, right up there with This American Life, Dilbert Annimated Cartoons and Shark Week).

As a podcaster, she was covered by the New York Times (a fascinating story about her releasing a quickie audiobook to take advantage of an appearance on Oprah}.

She recently made the move to old media and her book just moved up to #40 on Amazon. I can see why, her tone is perfect for those who wish to be grammatically correct; she has high standards but is forgiving of us lesser mortals.

Unfortunately, some of you have not been listening to GG; several libraries own neither the book nor the audio, which would make Grammar Girl sad. For those that do have GG on order, reserves are reaching a level that would make her smile.

Fogarty’s book tour has been generating press coverage, including The Arizona Repulic (her home town is Gilbert, AZ), and The Atlanta Journal Constitution (she appeared at the Decatur GA Public Library).

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Mignon Fogarty

  • Paperback: $14.00
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (July 8, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0805088318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805088311
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, 6 CD’s, 6 hrs, $69.95
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
  • ISBN-13: 9780792754800

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