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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing | [Mignon Fogarty]

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, 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.
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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. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, 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.

With the trademark wit, warmth, and approachability 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 listeners recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's latest audiobook should be heard by every communicator.

©2008 Mignon Fogarty, Inc.; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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"Delightfully droll...Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Karen San Marcos, CA, United States 04-20-10
    Karen San Marcos, CA, United States 04-20-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips"

    Excellent for those grammar challenged. She makes grammar fun and easy to learn. I need to hear this book about every 3 months to get all the info she gives. If you got A's in English this is not the book for you.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Palmdale, CA, USA 02-07-10
    Joshua Palmdale, CA, USA 02-07-10
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    "Its really Good!"

    i love this book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Ramsey, NJ, USA 07-28-09
    Sue Ramsey, NJ, USA 07-28-09
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    "Grammar Girl both Entertains and Teaches"

    Grammar Girl teaches while entertaining. I listen to each book repeatedly, finding something new each time.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Miranda CLEVELAND, OH, United States 03-18-13
    Miranda CLEVELAND, OH, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Tips and Tricks"
    If you could sum up Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing in three words, what would they be?

    Relevant, useful, simple


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing?

    No great moments. Overall great and memorable tips for understanding grammar.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorite


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not laugh or cry


    Any additional comments?

    If you need to get a quick grasp on grammar this book is fantastic. I am going to keep it in my queue for referencing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KARI Wenona, MD, United States 11-05-12
    KARI Wenona, MD, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Informative"
    If you could sum up Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing in three words, what would they be?

    This is a good review of grammer basic's as well as grammer issues that I didn't know were issues.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing?

    Well, I learned that I've been using my semi-colons incorrectly.


    What about Mignon Fogarty’s performance did you like?

    The performance was fine, the listener must realize that this book is to inform not simply entertain.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Well I learned that some grammer rules really are style issues, and that consistancy is usually best.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book; it expanded my knowledge is this area.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tomasz CENTREVILLE, VA, United States 11-02-12
    tomasz CENTREVILLE, VA, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "READ DONT LISTEN"
    What would have made Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing better?

    Horrible mistake to purchase this book. Who wants to listen to grammer tips for several hours. No way to refrence back as needed.


    What was most disappointing about Mignon Fogarty’s story?

    Author should leave her politics out of her writing. This was supposed to be a grammer book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The rules are useful and author does a good job of presenting the topics in an interesting way.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan D. Neely 07-31-12
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    "Great Book for Writers!"
    What did you love best about Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing?

    The information that I did not learn even while in college!


    What other book might you compare Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing to and why?

    APA Manual, because listening to the book improves my writing skills.


    What does Mignon Fogarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A new point of view and views on writing.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    An before vowel sounds.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13
    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Useful tidbits"

    I enjoy these book and appreciate relearning all that I forgot. This book is similar to the other so be thoughtful in your purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyann Los Angeles, CA, United States 05-14-12
    Joyann Los Angeles, CA, United States 05-14-12
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    "Very good Gammer book."
    Where does Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Rank at the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing?

    The interaction with the book.


    Which character – as performed by Mignon Fogarty – was your favorite?

    Both


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    When to use a verse an, many more that was just my start.


    Any additional comments?

    Easy to understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 09-25-10
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 09-25-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Worthwhile But Not in Audio Form"

    The author does an excellent job of clarifying grammar errors in an entertaining way and with excellent tips to remember them by. However, this is something better done on paper that you can refer back to specific needs easily. The thought of listening to this every three months or so as some reviewers have suggested is not pleasurable to me.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "interesting story"
    If you could sum up Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing in three words, what would they be?

    educational, fun, useful.


    What about Mignon Fogarty’s performance did you like?

    Her sense of humour seeping through her performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is a grammar book, it is not aimed at 'moving' the reader, but to educate; which it does.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a worthwhile book to get to know. It certainly will improve your language skills.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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