Reviewers Say . . .
"Jokes and comics are used throughout to keep things light-useful books at a good price and fun besides."
"These energetic handbooks are indispensable tools . . . Good for refreshing, reviewing, or polishing one's skills. English can actually be fun!"
"Grammar is indeed a very serious subject, but I got big laughs from this book."
-Al Martinez, columnist, The Los Angeles Times
"These are gems! As a speech coach, I recommend these books to my clients. One corporate client bought copies for his employees because he was so impressed with their value."
-Jenni Prisk, president, Prisk Communication
"These lively teachers will try anything to teach grammar, even the comics. It works. They are doing God's work here, and I hope He helps spread it around."
"A must-read for the grammatically challenged executive. No need for hip boots here: There's enough humor to make this normally intimidating subject enjoyable."
-Stewart Pinkerton, deputy managing editor, Forbes Magazine
"Wow! A grammar book that is anything but dull and boring. Rather, Nitty-Gritty Grammar is a delightful review of how our marvelous English language actually works."
-Richard Lederer, aka "Conan the Grammarian," author
"If learning grammar is as much fun as a trip to the dentist, these Nitty-Gritty Grammar guides are the laughing gas. The drills on correct speech are so wacky, you can't help but remember them."
-Mary Kay Blakely, author and professor of journalism, University of Missouri
"Fine and Josephson educated and entertained countless students in teaching 'Nitty-Gritty Grammar' at San Diego State University Extension. These books capture the essence of their popular classes!"
-Jan Wahl, assistant dean, San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies
"Fine and Josephson offer a quick, painless way to catch up. Their good-natured, brainy help shows how to mend split infinitives, keep participles from dangling, and master the art of "who" and "whom."
-Patricia O'Toole, award-winning author
"The appeal of the cartoons, the easy-to-understand explanations, and the user-friendly format make these the grammar references of choice for all grammar-impaired parents who teach their own kids."
-Julie Bogart, home schooler and writing teacher
"I read Nitty-Gritty Grammar prior to having Edith Fine and Judith Josephson on my talk radio show. Informative and funny, these guests kept the phone lines full the entire hour. If you only read the 'ticker tape' which runs throughout the book at the bottom of each page, you will learn more than you did in twelve years of boring English classes."
-Bob Katzen, WRKO Radio, Boston, Massachusett