Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English


Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

Learning is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.  I'm constantly looking for ways to better myself and I thought this book sounded like a great teacher.  This very informative book has the possibility of opening up the doors to a whole new world, if you let it.

Little, Brown and Company
304 pages

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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