In 5 volumes
We all write, all the time: books, blogs, and lots and lots of emails and texts. We all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House's copy chief for more than two decades, Dreyer is beloved by authors and editors alike for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Authoritative and amusing, Dreyer's English offers lessons on punctuation; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it's OK to begin a sentence with "And" or "But" and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it's best to avoid the doldrums of "very," "rather," "of course," and "actually." Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose, and perhaps best of all — an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.