Saturday, August 2, 2014

Review #1700 How to Not Write Bad by Ben Yagoda



Review: #1700
Book: How to Not Write Bad
Author: Ben Yagoda
Rating: three stars (out of four)
Release date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages: 192
Source: Library
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I read this for one of my graduate classes. I had seen this around Goodreads and it had been on my radar for a little while, so it seemed like a good choice for my individual picks for the class. The material was presented in an engaging and easily digestible format. There was also some humor throughout and the examples did a good job of highlighting what to avoid and what to do instead. It reminded me a little bit of The Elements of Style. It was fairly short but still managed to pack a decent amount in the book. I'd recommend especially for writers and editors. 

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