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The Elements of Style

In America, William Strunk Jr and EB White are to writing what the Duke of Windsor is to menswear: the undisputed arbiters of style. They may favor Fowler in the UK, but across the United States English 101 students are being forced to read buy Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, but I say why read it when you can just watch the rap video?

If you do end up buying the Elements of Style I suggest hunting down this beautiful illustrated edition by Maira Kalman, because if there was ever a book that desperately called for illustrations, it’s a writing style manual. These may very well be the nerdiest things I’ve ever seen (and I mean that with love).