Book Review by Charlotte West
The Grammar Girl’s Quick and Easy Tips for Better Writing, by Mignon Fogarty is a must-have for your reference library. Ms. Fogarty brings a breath of fresh air to the stale, dry world of grammar. Her style is comfortable and humorous, and always clear. She includes plenty of real-world examples to help you understand the rules. In other words, she is just what you wanted in a teacher when you were in school. As a matter of fact, it would be a great book to add to your children’s libraries, too.
The book is laid out well. The appendices, table of contents, and index all make it easy to find what you need. The pages are broken up easily with headings, subheads, bullets and a splattering of bold type, making it comfortably readable. It covers the most common grammar problems, including word usage, common mistakes, punctuation, and style. It even includes sections on writing, bad habits, and the internet.
This book is a gem! It’s no wonder that her podcast is ranked #1 and Amazon reviews rate her at 4.8 stars out of 5. The information in the book and podcasts are valuable to writers of all kinds. Even Oprah was impressed enough to have Ms. Fogarty on the show.
Check it out. You will be glad you did.