From ancient Greece to the Internet—via the Renaissance, Gutenberg, and Madison Avenue—Shady Characters exposes the secret history of punctuation.
A writing handbook that celebrates the infinite pizzazz of verbs.
“A work of pop linguistics . . . [that] synthesizes . . . grammar, branding, cognitive science and Web theory . . . with intelligence and friendly wit.”—New York Times
A field guide for the age of the incredible shrinking message.
“A fascinating study not only of the roots and growth of our own language but of its future.”—Bloomsbury Review