"Of my 465 books on punctuation---I've read them all---"Comma Sense" is the wisest and funniest. It's the only one you really need." ---Bryan A. Garner, author of" Garner's Modern American Usage" "A thorough field guide to the pesky little critters of the punctuation forest. Lederer and Shore hit the marks!" ---Bill Walsh, author of "The Elephants of Style" "Who else would call the exclamation point 'this titan of tingle, this prince of palpitation'? Who else would call the apostrophe the Jesse James of punctuation? Who else would compare the dash to Fred Astaire, the semicolon to Duke Ellington, and parentheses (yes, my darlings) to Louella Parsons? It can only be Richard Lederer, Viceroy of Verbivores, and his trusty sidekick, John Shore." ---Patricia T. O'Conner, author of" Woe Is I" "Punctuation needn't be perplexing or painful, as Richard Lederer and John Shore make abundantly clear." ""Comma Sense" is full of easy-to-understand guidance for the grammatically challenged---and loads of laughs besides!" --- Martha Barnette, author of" Dog Days and Dandelions" "If America had 'Living National Treasures, ' the way Japan and Korea do, Richard Lederer would be one." ---Barbara Wallraff, author of "Your Own Words"Lederer, Richard is the author of 'Comma Sense A Fundamental Guide To Punctuation', published 2005 under ISBN 9780312342548 and ISBN 0312342543.