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What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts.Chapters include:

  • I m Writing This While Naked The Oh-So Steamy Predicate Nominative

  • Semicolonoscopy Colons, Semicolons, Dashes, and Other Probing Annoyances

  • I ll Take "I Feel Like a Moron" for $200, Alex When to Put Punctuation Inside Quotation Marks

  • Snobbery Up with Which You Should Not Put Up Prepositions

  • Is That a Dangler in Your Memo or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

  • Hyphens Life-Sucking, Mom-and-Apple-Pie-Hating, Mime-Loving, Nerd-Fight-Inciting Daggers of the Damned

Casagrande delivers practical and fun language lessons not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. In short, it s a grammar book people will actually want to read just for the fun of it.

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June Casagrande writes the popular and very humorous "A Word, Please" grammar column for four Los Angeles Times community newspapers. She has written over 900 articles for various newspapers and magazines and has four years of improvisational comedy training.

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