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Bryan Garner, the country's foremost expert on writing, style, legal drafting, and usage, has collected over a hundred of his finest essays on writing, language, and style in this substantial anthology.
The book includes sections on legal language and lexicography, how to write successfully as a professional, and concludes with chapters on what he calls "bizarreries" --entertaining descriptions of puns, curiosities, vocabulary use, and other hilarious writing escapades. Finally, Garner includes several tributes to great stylists, and concludes with recommendations for making oneself a great writer, grammarian, and stylist.
Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows reveals both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.