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Richard Lederer

Richard Lederer
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Richard Lederer is the author of a shelf of books on language and grammar, including, most recently, The Bride of Anguished English. He cohosts weekly radio program on NPR in San Diego, and speaks throughout the country. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Comma Sense
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Comma Sense

Richard Lederer and John Shore
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and...

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Word Wizard
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Word Wizard

Richard Lederer
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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...

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The Cunning Linguist
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The Cunning Linguist

Richard Lederer
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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,...

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The Bride of Anguished English
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The Bride of Anguished English

Richard Lederer
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Fans of Richard Lederer's Anguished English series will cherish this newest installment of the author's latest chronicle of the gifts and gaffes of our oddball language. From headlines to menus,...

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Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay
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Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay

Richard Lederer and Richard Dowis; Illustrations by Jim McLean
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

For years Richard Lederer has entertained fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty patter. Now Lederer and Richard Dowis take readers on another journey...

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