Winning Sentences

In this age of text messaging, it’s comforting to know that the book How to Write a Sentence can become a best seller.

Stanley Fish’s book rose to #15 on Amazon’s sales rankings after he appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation yesterday (listen here).

Fish lists his top five favorite sentences on Slate yesterday (does it say something that the most recent one is from 1935?). Slate is also running a contest; readers list their favorite sentences and Fish will pick the best one. The contest runs through midnight, Eastern on Thursday; let’s see a librarian win this one.

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
Stanley Fish
Retail Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2011-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061840548 / 9780061840548

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