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KLIATTJenna Glatzer, editor-in-chief of Absolute Write, polled the roughly 62,000 writers who subscribe to her service to find the most irksome usage errors. This little manual is the result. There are the traditional favorites (its/it's, there/their/they're, accept/except, bring/take, lie/lay) and some new bloopers. Words that cause confusion include gormless, ghostwriter, brutalize, billabong, immolate, papoose, Wicca, and bull session. Glatzer's style is breezy ("In case you missed the movie Dead Poets Society, carpe diem is Latin for seize the day. Good advice, don't you think?"). And yes, there will be a quiz later. In fact, the volume ends with a 50-question test. You'd think 62,000 writers owned dictionaries or usage manuals, but this is an enjoyable read that obviously serves an expressed need. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Adams Media (57 Littlefield Street, Avon, MA 03422), 310p., Ages 15 to adult.