Idea: Honeycutt, the creator of the Grammar Guy column, offers a charming and enjoyable collection of brief essays that suggest how mastery of grammar can lead to feats of personal achievement.
Prose: Honeycutt invites readers in through his amusing, sometimes trite, appealingly self-depreciating style of writing.
Originality: Wholly unique and great fun, Good Grammar Is the Life of the Party presents a typically less-than sexy topic in a manner that’s entertaining, quirky, and informative.
Character/Execution: This book covers the principals of good grammar through amusing anecdotes, lessons, and silly examples, proving that grammar need not be stuffy—and that it is possible to be a grammarian without being one of ‘Those People.’
Date Submitted: November 18, 2020
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Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life by Curtis Honeycutt is an irreverent, fun collection of essays written by a self-described Word Nerd. Honeycutt makes grammar fun and relevant by sticking to his theme: if you want to be taken seriously, you have to sound like you want to be taken seriously...
No matter what your current relationship with grammar is, “Good Grammar” has something for you. For those who struggle with grammar, this book gives simple, easy to remember explanations of some of the most confusing and often-messed-up rules. And even for the “word nerds,” as Curtis calls them, there’s plenty to learn...
A new book, “Good Grammar Is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life” provides entertaining lessons to neophytes and seasoned word nerds...
...Curtis Honeycutt’s new book “Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life” is hilariously insightful for those of us who manipulate (butcher?) the English language for a living. So rarely do learning and laughing go hand-in-hand as well as they do in the Grammar Guy’s “Good Grammar” book.