Dreyer’s English

When my wife caught me listening to this book on English grammar and style, cackling with delight here and there, she sighed and said, “You’re such a nerd.” A difficult point to contradict.

If you’re hip to the tongue-in-cheek irony of the subtitle, “An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style,” there is every chance you’ll delight in Dreyer’s English. It will likely also challenge some of your most rabidly held grammatical beliefs that you’ve cherished since Miss Klomp’s 7th grade English class, such as: You can’t start a sentence with “but,” “and,” or “or.” Or use fragments.

You may not feel like listening to all nine hours of the audio version, narrated by Dreyer, however everyone who inflicts their prose onto others with any regularity really ought to have a copy of this book handy. Even if it doesn’t send you into fits of laughter.