The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

After my interview on NPR, I received a message from Jane Straus, a popular grammar writer and author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. I hadn’t heard of the book before, but I was so glad to learn about it!

The book is excellent. It’s part tutorial and part workbook. The rules are explained really well and the voice is lovely. I’ve got a copy of my own!

Jane has a great grammar Web site, She features much content from the book, in addition to grammar quizzes, Youtubes and a blog of her own.

If there’s anything in particular that you should check out on the site, it’s the newsletter. I highly recommend subscribing.

Also, the next edition will feature an endorsement from me on the back cover!

Check it out. I’m so glad that I met Jane. She’s my Californian counterpart, and she knows her stuff!


3 responses to “The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  1. More grammar from Annie’s Mailbox:

    Dear Annie: I couldn’t stop laughing at the letter from “Daniel,” and his rant about “beck and call.”

    As a former English teacher (I’m now 64 years old), I got in the habit (in my younger days) of correcting people as they spoke. I lost TONS of friends that way. It wasn’t until one kind person told me about this quirk that I didn’t even recognize. I fixed it and have never been happier. I even tolerate sentences that end with a preposition. — A Fan in South Carolina

    Dear Fan: We are so glad this is something up with which you have learned to put. Thanks for writing.

  2. Haha! That’s a Winston Churchill quote, originally.

    I miss Ann Landers. Nobody gave better (and more concise) advice than her.

  3. Hi, I love the teachings of grammar from Jane Straus. She sent me “The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation” a couple of months ago.It’s really a great blessing to me in learning and digesting her teachings. I’m benefiting much from her classical book.

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