Ellen Jovin's attractive middle-register voice with its hint of a scratchy burr is as enthusiastic and welcoming as you'd expect from someone who chats about words and punctuation with anyone who's interested. The author of three previous books on language, Jovin took her passion on the road by creating a pop-up grammar advice table, which she used as she and her husband traveled the country. Humorous anecdotes and syntactical conundrums fill the enjoyable result, which she reads with animation, clarity, and good pacing. If you notice my use of the Oxford comma, then this book will satisfy yearnings not easily confided to others. Those who like anecdotes of people's quirks, such as an Alabama businessman's struggle with "affect" and "effect," also will be charmed. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780358578352 $23.99
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