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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: June Casagrande Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781400172184
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Here's some good news for everyone who's ever been bullied into believing they can't speak their own language: The grammar snobs are bluffing. Half the "rules" they use to humiliate others are really just judgment calls and the rest they don't even understand themselves. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts. In this collection of hilarious anecdotes and essays, June Casagrande delivers practical language lessons not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. "Casagrande brings a lively approach to her overview of basic grammar."-Booklist "...Fraser's reading is robust and articulate, and it fully captures Casagrande's sense of humor and witty repartee. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is an excellent and entertaining way of learning, or simply reviewing, the fundamentals of English grammar and punctuation."-Reviewed by Auggie Moore, Large Print Reviews Download and start listening now!

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  • “Hoping to make grammar both accessible and amusing, Casagrande offers practical and entertaining lessons on common uses and unfortunate abuses of the English language…In brief, cleverly titled sections, she addresses a slew of grammar and punctuation questions…She maintains her sass and her sense of humor throughout…Readers intimidated by style manuals and Lynne Truss will enjoy this populist grammar reference.”

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  • “Through the delightful voice of Shelly Frasier, author Casagrande gives listeners a set of arrows with which to pierce the grammar snobs’ inflated sense of self-importance, using liberal doses of humor. Thanks to Frasier’s sharp comic timing, you’ll get the full effect of the author’s self-effacing exposé of grammatical crime—and be relieved to know most of the mistakes you’ve been accused of making are usually misdemeanors. Becoming aware of the vast gray zone of usage makes the English language a friendlier place.”

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  • “Casagrande brings a lively approach to her overview of basic grammar…Both sassy and edifying, Casagrande’s little tome will be especially useful to those in search of basic grammar instruction.”

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About the Author
Author June Casagrande

June Casagrande writes the popular and very humorous “A Word, Please” grammar column for four Los Angeles Times community newspapers. She has written over nine hundred articles for various newspapers and magazines and has four years of improvisational comedy training.

About the Narrator

Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and Southern California and has done voice-over work for commercials and animation projects. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.