Grammar Girl’s book comes out on the 8th. I got an advanced copy – but I’m thrilled to point you in the direction of the first 50 pages (in PDF).
But, let’s ask the real question … is it any good?
You need to remember that the promise of the book here is “Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing.”
As a Blogger (oh, and heck, there were those books too), I can/should use any tips I can possibly find to becomes me a better writer. The problem is, I always hated English/Grammar Class of all shapes and sizes (don’t hate me Mignon) and barely paid enough attention to pass myself off as an English speaker.
This is, in short, the stuff I should have paid attention to – the stuff that I need.
It’s presented in a way that’s makes it as entertaining as it possibly can be and, as a bonus, has the grammar rules for emailing, texting, etc. – the stuff they couldn’t have dreamed of when I was in school.
This one is gonna (that was for you, Grammar Girl) stay on my shelf and be referenced for a long time coming.
And when my eight year old tells me “Dad, I hate English class,” I’ll lend her my copy.
Maybe she’ll grows up a better writer then me.