This Dull Man reads grammar books for fun.
Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style has always been my favorite. This review of a paean to that book explains why:
A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great — reviewed in “Brain Pickings”:
Mark R Yeatts
Lexington, South Carolina
February 6, 2012
This is interesting indeed. It’s a fascinating new book to read.
It’s author, Mark Garvey, is described in the Brain Pickings article as a “self-professed extreme Elements of Style enthusiast.”
We have heard of Extreme Ironing. I see now there is an Extreme Grammarian.
Garvey says his favorite cover of The Elements of Style is the cover for the Third Edition — here it is: