Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Author: Mary Norris

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2019-04-02

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 1324001283

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The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea. In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris’s memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine—and more than a few Greek men—Greek to Me is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.


Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Author: Mary Norris

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2015-04-06

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 0393246604

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"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.


Brush Up Your Classics!

Brush Up Your Classics!

Author: Michael Macrone

Publisher: Gramercy

Published: 1999

Total Pages: 258

ISBN-13: 9780517202845

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Here is a fabulous and fun reference guide to the Latin and Greek origins of such words and expressions as "windbag" and "seize the day," as well as a lively tour through the literature and life of ancient times. With fun black-and-white illustrations, this irreverent and informative book provides history, maps, and even a glossary for a unique way to revisit the ancient classics.


It's All Greek to Me #8

It's All Greek to Me #8

Author: Jon Scieszka

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2004-04-26

Total Pages: 82

ISBN-13: 0142401161

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Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.


It's Still Greek to Me

It's Still Greek to Me

Author: David Alan Black

Publisher: Baker Academic

Published: 1998-09

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 0801021812

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Proof that learning grammar doesn't have to be boring. This easy-to-understand and humorous guide is for students in their second year of Greek study.


It's All Greek to Me

It's All Greek to Me

Author: Katie Macalister

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2011-12-06

Total Pages: 254

ISBN-13: 1101559047

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Billionaire Greek playboy Iakovos Papaioannou knew his sister hired her favorite band to perform at her birthday party. He's just not sure how their six-foot tall, wild-haired, tempestuous manager has already ended up in his bed-and in his heart. Eglantine "Harry" Knight is so not his type. She's as infuriating as she is intriguing, and she's can't keep her hands off of him. But she just may be the woman who knocks him off the world's most eligible bachelor list for good...


Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

Author: Meredith Zeitlin

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2016-04

Total Pages: 338

ISBN-13: 0147517931

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High school sophomore Zona Lowell is reluctantly moving to Athens with her father, where she'll be forced to meet her mother's large estranged family.


It's All Greek to Me!

It's All Greek to Me!

Author: John Mole

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2010-11-26

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 185788485X

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UPDATED EDITION WITH A NEW CHAPTER Intoxicated with dreams of a Greek paradise, John Mole inflicts upon his family a tumbledown ruin on a hillside with no water, no electricity, no roof, no floor, no doors, no windows and twenty years of goat dung... far away from the tourist resorts and posh hotels. Through hard work and comic misadventures a bond is formed with a vivid cast of village characters – from Elpida who cures back pain with raw eggs to beautiful Eleni yearning for Düsseldorf – over bottles of ouzo, whisky and wine. If only Hector the dog would calm down.


It's All Greek to Me

It's All Greek to Me

Author: Debbie Matenopoulos

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

Published: 2014-04-29

Total Pages: 306

ISBN-13: 193952993X

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Debbie Matenopoulos grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations. When Debbie started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. Despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and losing energy. Debbie moved on to anchor and special correspondent positions at E! News and TV Guide Channel, then to many other roles that had her on the go all the time. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily—and healthily—realizing her natural weight and regaining the stamina she had as a teenager. In It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare. After tasting Debbie’s dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita and her take on Fasolatha, you’ll be amazed that these delicious foods are good for you. Debbie even includes tips on how to adapt her recipes to meet any dietary needs, so all readers can enjoy her hearty meals. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation’s leading cardiologists, the recipes in It’s All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven’t been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives. Let It’s All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa! A portion of all proceeds will benefit the ALS Association.