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Depraved English

by Peter Novobatzky & Ammon Shea St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

From aboiement to zooerastia, a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language

This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea collects more than three hundred...

More Badder Grammar!

by Sharon Eliza Nichols St. Martin's Press (April 29, 2014)

MORE missspellings! MORE badder grammar! MORE than 150 photos of laugh-out-loud funny signs from the creators of the smash-hit book (and Facebook group) I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar.

After the success...

I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar

by Sharon Eliza Nichols St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

Correct grammar and proper spelling can be a challenge, and their absence can be a source of gleeful humor to everyone but the victim of a bad grammar attack. How do you react to sandwich boards, road signs,...

Talk Like TED

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams....

Stein On Writing

by Sol Stein St. Martin's Press (February 11, 2014)

Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful...

How to Grow a Novel

by Sol Stein St. Martin's Press (February 11, 2014)

Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns,...


by Mark Dunn & Sergio Aragones St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2013)

From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel, and from abracadabra to zoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before.

Often thought of as unnecessary...

Yes, I Could Care Less

by Bill Walsh St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2013)

These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when...

Spell It Out

by David Crystal St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2013)

The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile

With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history...

Smart Talk

by Lisa B. Marshall St. Martin's Press (January 22, 2013)

Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want.

Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time

by Mignon Fogarty St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2012)

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her...

How to Publish, Promote, & Sell Your Own Book

by Robert Lawrence Holt St. Martin's Press (July 15, 1986)

Robert Holt, himself the successful author of four self-published books, now shares his knowledge and savvy with other would-be author-publishers in this step-by-step guide to every aspect of self-publishing....

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

by Joan Detz St. Martin's Press (October 12, 2000)

Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively...

Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

by Mignon Fogarty St. Martin's Press (November 08, 2011)

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her...

Words to Eat By

by Ina Lipkowitz St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2011)

You may be what you eat, but you're also what you speak, and English food words tell a remarkable story about the evolution of our language and culinary history, revealing a vital collision of cultures alive...

Five Stars

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)

“As technology threatens to displace countless jobs and skills, the ability to communicate is becoming more important than ever. This book is full of examples to help you get better at transporting your thoughts...

Present Like a Pro

by Cyndi Maxey & Kevin E. O'Connor St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Improve your speaking skills today with this carry-along coach written by two of the top professionals in the field

Sales calls. Weddings. Business conferences. Weekly meetings. We're all called on to speak in...

You've Got to Be Believed to Be Heard

by Bert Decker St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2008)

Are you uncomfortable—even afraid—about the prospect of speaking before a group of people? Do you have trouble getting your message across? When you speak, do others listen, or can you feel their attention...

I Love It When You Talk Retro

by Ralph Keyes St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2009)

An entertaining and informative book about the fashion and fads of language

Today's 18-year-olds may not know who Mrs. Robinson is, where the term "stuck in a groove" comes from, why 1984 was a year unlike any...

The Creative Writer's Companion

by Stanley J. Corwin St. Martin's Press (April 09, 2001)

Whether you're sitting on one blockbuster idea or half a dozen bright possibilities, The Creative Writer's Companion will help you parlay what you've created into the widest number of outlets. You'll learn how...

The Bride of Anguished English

by Richard Lederer St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling "Anguished English" series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle...


by Ken Doctor St. Martin's Press (February 02, 2010)

The New News

Reports of the death of the news media are highly premature, though you wouldn't know it from the media's own headlines. Ken Doctor goes far beyond those headlines, taking an authoritative look at...

Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers

by Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D. & Reyna Lindert, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (May 01, 2005)

A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby

Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple...

Shimmering Images

by Lisa Dale Norton St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2008)

Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's...

Born To Kvetch

by Michael Wex St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

As the main spoken language of the Jews for more than a thousand years, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Its phrases, idioms, and expressions paint a comprehensive picture of the mind-set...

Making a Point

by David Crystal St. Martin's Press (October 06, 2015)

The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation...

The Plot Thickens

by Noah Lukeman St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2002)

As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. Lukeman shows beginning and advanced writers...

Restless Genius

by Richard J. Tofel St. Martin's Press (February 03, 2009)

The story of the man who transformed The Wall Street Journal and modern media

In 1929, Barney Kilgore, fresh from college in small-town Indiana, took a sleepy, near bankrupt New York financial paper—The Wall...

Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

by Mignon Fogarty St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2011)

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her...

How to Publish and Promote Online

by M. J. Rose & Angela Adair-Hoy St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Everything you need to know about profitable online publishing and promotion

From Stephen King to authors who haven't become household names quite yet, authors are increasingly turning to the Internet as a way...

The Cunning Linguist

by Richard Lederer St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Have some fun with your native tongue!

In The Cunning Linguist, renowned language expert Richard Lederer shows us the naughtier side of wordplay, revealing hundreds of hilarious, ingenious, unabashed, and adults-only...

A Writer's Workbook

by Caroline Sharp St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2016)

Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus,...

Your Name in Print

by Timothy Harper & Elizabeth Harper St. Martin's Press (June 01, 2005)

Make Your Mark

Looking for a way to express yourself? Need some extra spending money? Do you want to beef up that college application package? Look no further than this book.

With advice on how to write newspaper...

Speak Up!

by Cyndi Maxey & Kevin E. O'Connor St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2008)

The insider's guide for women who want to master the art of business, professional, and public speaking

Whether speaking one-on-one or one to one thousand, women have specific challenges that can get in the way...


by Jane Anne Staw St. Martin's Press (January 01, 2005)

None of us is immune to writer's block. From well-known novelists to students, associates in business and law firms, and even those who struggle to sit down to write personal correspondence or journal entries...

The Secret Miracle

by Daniel Alarcon St. Martin's Press (April 13, 2010)

The world's best contemporary writers—from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan—engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing...

Win Your Case

by Gerry Spence St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently...

Word Wizard

by Richard Lederer St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular...

Finding Your Writer's Voice

by Thaisa Frank & Dorothy Wall St. Martin's Press (August 11, 2015)

An illuminating guide to finding one's most powerful writing tool, Finding Your Writer's Voice helps writers learn to hear the voices that are uniquely their own. Mixing creative inspiration with practical advice...

Peculiar Proverbs

by Stephen Arnott St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2008)

Peculiar Proverbs is a hilarious and enlightening collection of genuine proverbs from around the world that ignores the sayings we are all familiar with and focuses on the more obscure. Some are deft, witty,...

Immediate Fiction

by Jerry Cleaver St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2004)

Covering the entire process from story building to manuscript preparation and marketing, Jerry Cleaver shows the novice and experienced writer how to start writing and how to get immediate results.

Readers will...

Late Edition

by Bob Greene St. Martin's Press (July 07, 2009)

A loving and laughter-filled trip back to a lost American time when the newspaper business was the happiest game in town.

In a warm, affectionate true-life tale, New York Times bestselling author Bob Greene (When...

Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

by Mignon Fogarty St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2011)

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans...

The Accidents of Style

by Charles Harrington Elster St. Martin's Press (July 20, 2010)

Fasten your seat belt for a crash course in careful usage.... Just like automobile accidents, accidents of style occur all over the English-speaking world, in print and on the Internet, thousands of times every...

Truth and Duty

by Mary Mapes St. Martin's Press (October 31, 2006)

A riveting account of how the public's right to know is being attacked by an unholy alliance among politicians, news organizations and corporate America

For twenty five years, Mary Mapes has been an award-winning...

Writing Well for Business Success

by Sandra E. Lamb St. Martin's Press (September 01, 2015)

So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations,Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively....