Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English
Reading Patricia T. O’Conner’s Woe is I is an invigorating experience of learning English. O’Conner has done an extraordinary job of making grammar easy to understand. Her refreshing, clear and thorough writing makes this book an enjoyable reading, as well as an invaluable resource for writer. With the latest edition, Woe is I is not only updated, revised but also included a chapter on writing emails. I am as guilty as charge when it comes to writing quick and awful emails.
Pick up Woe is I if you want to learn proper grammar. It is highly recommended for ESL students too. This book has been added to my English favorite collection, which includes: William Struck Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style and Ann Longknife and K.D. Sullivan’s The Art of Styling Sentences.