How have I overlooked Lamott and Dillard's brilliant books on writing? They've not only taught me some excellent stuff about how to write, but reminded me that, as a writer, I am not alone. And they made me laugh.
From peliptoton to anaphora, Mark Fortsyth takes us on a delightful tour of the figures of rhetoric and shows how they've added style to writing across the centuries, with quips from Shakespeare Hemingway, John Lennon, and Gertrude Stein, to name just a few.
My books reveal my not-so-secret obsession: the English language.