Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips) (Paperback)

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Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller

Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether?

Grammar Girl is here to help!

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

About the Author

MIGNON FOGARTY is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. She is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards, an inductee of the Podcasting Hall of Fame, a New York Times bestselling author, and the former chair of media entrepreneurship in the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show, and she currently lives in California with her husband, Patrick. Visit her website at to sign up for her free email newsletter and podcast.

Praise For…

“Reminds me of when I first read Strunk and White. I will use it in my classroom.” —Fourth Grade Teacher, Las Vegas Public School System

“Whether you are a grammar-phobe seeking guidance, a parent looking for a tutorial that your kids will enjoy (and therefore use) or a writer seeking a fun reference manual for frustrating recurring questions, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing will likely satisfy.” —Bill Reagan, PopMatters

“Fogarty walks her listeners through the sometimes-tricky subjects with a voice that is authoritative but warm. Kind of like the sixth-grade teacher you wish you had.” —USA Today on the Grammar Girl Podcast

“Delightfully droll . . . Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples.” —The Los Angeles Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast

“Fogarty . . . sparked what you might call a worldwide, syntax-driven fiesta.” —Newsday on the Grammar Girl Podcast

“At the root of all her success, of course, is a true love of language and grammar.” —The Arizona Republic on the Grammar Girl Podcast

“Fogarty . . . has become the country's go-to gal on grammar . . . Helpful. Smart. Funny. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things.” —The Seattle Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805088311
ISBN-10: 0805088318
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: July 8th, 2008
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Quick & Dirty Tips