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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (620 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mignon Fogarty Narrator: Mignon Fogarty Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/19/2014

    " didn't finish. had to turn it back in to library. however, going to finish before school starts. love the tips for remembering the rules in our quirky english language. will share with my students. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 2/2/2014

    " There isn't anything wrong with this book, it just wasn't for me. I was aware of almost all of her tips, which, again, isn't a complaint or criticism. I'm sure for many this would be very useful! It just wasn't useful for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 1/15/2014

    " This was a great listen. I've listened to her podcasts before, so listening to the book narrated by her adds a new colour to the book, which is very helpful, full of new ideas and clear examples. I highly recommend it to those who can't stand to read a whole grammar book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 12/31/2013

    " Exhaustive in its explanation of common grammar mistakes. For a word nerd it's the ultimate validation. I really learned a lot...now if only I could remember it all... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 12/22/2013

    " I fell in love with the podcast years ago. Though I fell off listening to that, I bought the book when it came out and I'm glad that I did. It is probably not too extraordinary as a grammar, usage and style guide, but it is good, and it was wonderful to hear the author again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 12/17/2013

    " Who reads books on grammar for pleasure? I do - now. When I saw this at Target the other day, I knew that I had to have it. It was a lot of fun to read this after using the Callan books to teach English in Poland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Bell | 12/14/2013

    " Good reference and entertaining "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Priddy | 11/7/2013

    " The best overview for grammar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Scott | 11/6/2013

    " This is a very basic but easy to read grammar book. Good resource if you need a refresher, but not really meant to be a reference book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Osterberg | 11/2/2013

    " I love this book so far! I don't think I have bad grammer, but I could all use a little help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trying | 10/29/2013

    " I love the Grammar Girl website and podcasts. I highly recommend them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shereese Maynard | 10/10/2013

    " Love her and this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassel | 7/27/2013

    " A must-have book for every writer, editor, or grammarian. Fogarty is clear and concise with her instructions for grammar, usage, and style. I will be consulting this book for years to come (especially with tricky grammar such as who/whom and lay/lie). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/25/2013

    " It's simple, fun, and easy to read. Fantastic all around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 5/24/2013

    " I skimmed parts of this, but I still learned some things I didn't know before. This is a great, accessible resource for anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/17/2013

    " I love Grammar Girl. I like her humor, good sense, and non-judgmental attitude. I think I'm going to require this book for my students, but I don't recommend reading it all in one or two sittings--this is a book to be digested more slowly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 3/2/2013

    " informative grammar refresher. simple examples and fun ways to remember some of the grammar rules "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Earley | 2/4/2013

    " Excellent source for grammar information delivered passionately and amusingly. Much fun and a handy desk reference. Of course I just used two sentence fragments so maybe I should read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/13/2013

    " A word-lover's delight. Full of useful, approachable and hilarious clarifications of proper word usage. Lots of useful examples. A great reference book to have on your shelf. A very entertaining way to make yourself smarter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle King | 1/10/2013

    " This is a great resource to all writers. Grammar girl helps you when you get stomped on when and how to use certain words. I read this book and then recommended it to a peer who was having a difficult time with grammar. We both fell in love with the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 9/5/2012

    " Quick and easy reference guide with a splash of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha | 3/9/2012

    " Great content and delivery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BBBTerri | 11/2/2011

    " Best book given to me by a friend!!!! I keep it right next to my dictionary and roget's thesaurus where it's at my fingertips. My favorites: When to use... i.e. vs e.g. and affect vs effect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 5/24/2011

    " I was looking for a book about writing for Jimmy and my students. This one lays out the rules clearly and uses lots of examples to illustrate them. I have bribed Jimmy and he promises he will read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 12/25/2010

    " I love the Grammar Girl website and podcasts. I highly recommend them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/22/2010

    " Very witty and easy to read. The cartoons are great too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/17/2010

    " This book is so helpful. Whether you need to look up something or just sit down and absorb the grammar goodness for hours at a time, this book is entertaining and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kass | 3/31/2010

    " Quick, easy tips for anyone who wants to learn more about grammar broken down into 365 bite-sized bits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suellen | 3/31/2010

    " Excellent reference book and a fun way to learn grammar rules. "

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About the Author
Author Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. A technical writer and entrepreneur, she has served as an editor and producer at a number of health and science websites. She has a BA in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an MS in biology from Stanford. She lives in Reno.