Book Review: Mary Norris’s Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma QueenBetween You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really had some rather high hopes for this book, being a copy editor. It started with great promise, and Norris showed some fantastic and colourful recollection. But after hinting about getting some great gossip about working behind the scenes of the New Yorker and working with various authors, the chapters felt a bit scattered, a more complicated version of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with diversions into types of pencils and the bequest of a surprisingly wealthy copy editor. I didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it. I’m probably disappointed that they previews and reviews had me peg my expectations higher than were met.

View all my reviews

This entry was posted in Books, Review. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *