The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar
A Fearless Adventure in Grammar, Style, and UsagePaperback - 2006
" The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar " is the brainchild of a man who loved to write, but hated learning the rules."
Samuel G. Freedman, the New York Times
A Fearless Adventure in Grammar, Style, and Usage
Conquer new frontiers with this fresh & outrageous take on grammar! The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar - with its fresh, witty, and humorous style - turns the stuffy old grammar book format on its head, delightfully reminding you that grammar can actually be fun.
Whether you are a writer, professional, student, or just an adventurous soul, The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar is the perfect trail guide to lead you safely through the tangles and gorges of the grammar wilderness.
Seasoned throughout with colorful stories, clever anecdotes, and offbeat words of wisdom, The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar relives the rollicking, riotous days of the old West and the long-lost lore of the mountain man.
Mount up, and keep a sharp eye. Keep your steel keen and your powder dry. Where we go, few follow.
"In writing this book, I have attempted to make each line of text, each rule of grammar, and each example fresh and new and original. But a noun is a noun and a verbal is a verbal, and festooning them in gaudy finery can neither add nor detract from their essence. American grammar and construction--the essential stuff--is staid and stately, elegant, sensuous, raw, and beautiful."