Most people aren’t as troubled by punctuation errors as Lynne Truss is, but they should be. Misplaced apostrophes, commas gone AWOL, and over-effusive exclamation points all come under Truss’s persnickety and humorous purview. In the lovely new edition of  Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Gotham, $25), colorfully illustrated by The New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes, not only will readers learn the difference between colon and semi-colon usage, they’ll do so cheerfully, fully entertained by the lively artwork accompanying the text.  When Truss writes about walking around with a Sharpie and an apostrophe on a stick to correct the errors that she sees everywhere, you’ll laugh. This book is a must-have for punctuation sticklers.

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ISBN: 9781592400874
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Published: Avery - April 12th, 2004

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Published: Avery - April 11th, 2006

What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? What keeps you going when your life gets difficult? In This I Believe II (Holt, $23), editor Jay Allison assembles seventy-five  essays from the popular NPR segment “This I Believe” into a book that will provoke thought and discussion.  Each contributor, from celebrities like Tony Hawk to a high-school student named Kamaal Majeed, offers a unique worldview. If nothing else, this book will make you consider what matters in your life, and will encourage you to commit your beliefs to paper.

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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 21st, 2009

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