An “Elements of Style” for the Twitter generation.
“You’ll want to keep a copy on your desk.”
-Meg Medina, Newbery and Pura Belpré Award winning author (National Book Award and Kirkus Award finalist)
“Get a Grip on Your Grammar is not only a useful reference. It’s also a fun read, chock-full of telling examples and pop-culture references.“
-Charles Euchner, author and former lecturer on writing, Yale University
“I know about as much about grammar as I do about kite surfing, but Kris Spisak’s delightful, breezy take has dark powers that give a rookie like me fingers instead of left thumbs, light instead of fog.“
-Kevin Smokler, Author of Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies (Rare Bird Books, 2016); director/producer of Vinyl Nation
Just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before we write.
Most of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text, and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge.
Get a Grip on Your Grammar is a grammar book for those who hate grammar books, a writing resource filled with quick answers and a playful style―not endless, indecipherable grammar jargon.
Designed for student, business, and creative-writing audiences alike, its easily digestible, occasionally witty writing tips will finally teach you:
- The differences between “lay” and “lie.”
- The proper usage of “affect” and “effect.”
- Where to put punctuation around quotation marks.
- The meaning of “e.g.” versus “i.e.”
- The perils of overusing the word “suddenly.”
- That apostrophes should not be thrown about like confetti.
- And 244 more great tips.
Writers owe it to themselves and to everyone who sees their written words to get it right. With Get a Grip on Your Grammar, they finally can.