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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
The title of Eats, Shoots & Leaves is reference to an old joke based a wildlife manual which claims a panda "eats, shoots and leaves" instead of "eats shoots and leaves." Lynne Truss has provided every writer an educational book about the proper use of punctuation. It's done with both a comic approach at times and an entertaining anecdotal history of punctuation. For everyone who's been unsure or when, or when not to, insert a comma or the correct use of the apostrophe, Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a valuable resource. This book was a surprise at the top of UK bestseller lists and the US edition is a reprint with British punctuation rules. The Christian Science Monitor says, "In one tidy little volume that a reasonably swift reader can zip through in the time it takes for an in-flight movie - but with far more laughs - she has wittily and concisely presented the rules of English punctuation."