Garner on Language and Writing: Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

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American Bar Association, 2009 - Law - 839 pages
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The nations' foremost expert on writing, style, and usage, Bryan Garner, now collects his finest essays on writing, language, and style, and offers them in this in this massive anthology. These articles cover the gamut from advice for beginning writers, to essays on writing successfully as a professional. Also included are hilarious chapters on puns, curiosities, vocabulary use, and other comical writing escapades. Further chapters contain solid advice on making oneself a great writer, grammarian, and stylist. It's perfect for anyone who works with the written word.

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Garner's book "Garner on Language and Writing" should be consumed like Irish Coffee: A little bit at a time. Yes, this is one of those books meant to be savoured, and slowly, for you to get the full ... Read full review

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I love well-written books on using the written word, and this is a good one. Although the main focus is on legal writing, the book is accessible and useful even for those of us who aren't legal ... Read full review


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Bryan A. Garner is president of LawProse, Inc., and Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The editor-in-chief of "Black's Law Dictionary", Garner is the author of several best-selling books, including "Garner's""Modern American Usage" and, with Justice Antonin Scalia, "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts" and "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges".

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