Art of Spelling: The Madness and the Methodby Marilyn Vos Savant
The national bestseller from Parade's "Ask Marilyn" columnistthe definitive book for anyone who cares about spelling. Like The Elements of Style and On Writing Well, The Art of Spelling has emerged as a writing manual for the ages, the backlist volume that will tell us everything we will ever want to know about spelling. Begun as a spelling survey in the "Ask Marilyn" column of Parade magazine, The Art of Spelling dispels the myth that good spelling is simply a measure of intelligence or education. With her trademark no-nonsense wit, vos Savant shows where good (and bad) spelling originates, provides personality portraits of all kinds of spellers, and offers the most effective methods of spelling improvement known. Also included are lively chapters on the turbulent history of English spelling and the pitfalls of computer spell-checkers and other writing tools. The Art of Spelling will appeal to scholars, students, and language lovers of all ages.
Author Biography: Marilyn vos Savant is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest recorded IQ. Her "Ask Marilyn" column in Parade is read by more than 80 million people. She lives in New York City.
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Marilyn vos Savant is listed in The Guinness Book of Records Hall of Fame for the highest IQ and writes the popular "Ask Marilyn" column for Parade magazine. She has raised two children and lives in New York City.
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Communication is so important in life. Whether you like it or not, people will judge you by the way you spell. In this excellent book, you will learn how to improve your spelling from the finest teacher in the world, Marilyn vos Savant! You will learn that the best spellers are the most organized, and the worst spellers are the least organized. As a result, this book will give you the tools to pay more attention to detail. In other words, you will not only learn how to spell better, but you might learn how to pay more attention to detail in other aspects of your life as well! This book is full of details and interesting facts about spelling. And Marilyn writes in an entertaining way that you will enjoy.