Eats, Shoots & Leaves “makes correct usage so cool that you have to admire Ms. Truss.”
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—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Witty, smart, passionate.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books Of 2004: Nonfiction
“This book changed my life in small, perfect ways like learning how to make better coffee or fold an omelet. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who don’t care enough.”
—The Boston Sunday Globe
Everyone knows the basics of punctuation, surely? And yet we see ignorance and indifference everywhere. 'Its Summer!' says a sign that cries out for an apostrophe. 'ANTIQUES,S,' says another, bizarrely. 'Pansy's ready,' we learn to our considerable interest ('Is she?'), as we browse among the bedding plants. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss dares to say that, with our system of punctuation patently endangered, it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them for the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset about it. It makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system that is too subtle to be mucked about with.