Book Review: Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

I'll just come out and say it: I love Grammar Girl. If you haven't been to her website, it's a great place to have fun learning about grammar and usage. Yes, that's right: I just used the words "fun" and "grammar" in the same sentence.

Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, has a regular podcast discussing grammar and usage, and she also posts articles for those of us who prefer to read her tips. Her book is more of the same (in fact, I recognized some of it from the website) but all in one handy, well-designed package.

There are many things to love about Grammar Girl's approach to grammar and usage. First, there is her sense of humor. There are honest laugh-out-loud moments when reading her book or website. (At least for me--and probably for others who don't share my notion that it's fun to diagram sentences.)