My mother loves grammar! You know that silly social media post (and all the mugs and tshirts) that says “I’m silently judging your grammar”? I’m pretty sure that was based on her. So when I saw that iRead Book Tours was working with Curtis Honeycutt and his book Good Grammar Is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life, I knew this was something I wanted to know more about! And I needed to hear more from the person who loves grammar so much that he wrote a book about it. So, here is a look at Good Grammar Is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life and an interview with the author. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of the book and some grammar swag for yourself!
Book Title: Good Grammar Is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life by Curtis Honeycutt
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 18 yrs +, 244 pages
Genre: How-To, Humor, Grammar and Writing Reference
Publisher: The County Publishing
Release date: May, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13
Grammar rules! Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life will convert grammar goofballs into bonafide word nerds. As the writer of the award-winning humor column “Grammar Guy,” Curtis Honeycutt’s grammar advice appears in dozens of newspapers every week. His debut book—filled with witty word wisdom—is designed to make your life more awesome by improving your grammar. Do you love language, but sometimes get tripped up by confusing grammar rules? Good Grammar is the Life of the Party is like a cheat code for your social life. Level up your grammar game to become a linguistic legend—from romantic relationships to job promotions to getting invited to fancy roof parties. Climb the corporate ladder, convince people you’re smart, and win at life with dozens of helpful tips on how to master the English language.
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Curtis Honeycutt started writing about grammar in his local newspaper. His column, Grammar Guy, has since won multiple awards and now appears in newspapers across the U.S. Originally from Oklahoma, Honeycutt now lives in Indiana with his wife, Carrie, and their two children, Miles and Maeve.
iRead Blog Tour Author Interview:
Curtis Honeycutt, Author of Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life
How did you get started writing about grammar?
My local newspaper had a callout for a new grammar columnist (I don’t know what happened to the previous one). I decided to write about grammar in a way I thought no one else would: in an encouraging and funny way. My first column was called “Good grammar is the life of the party.” I initially wanted the column to be called “Word Nerd” or “Grammar Guru,” but my editor insisted on “Grammar Guy.”
Did you always want to write a book?
I’ve wanted to be an author since I was a kid. In fact, I received a high school senior superlative for “most likely to write a book.”
What’s something strange about your book?
There is a recurring character named “Byron” who pops up every few dozen pages. He’s a version of a friend of mine who loves conspiracy theories. In fact, the real-life “Byron” (his name has been changed because he’s in the Witness Protection Program) does not believe NASA landed humans on the moon.
What do you read?
I read every night before I go to bed. The type of book I gravitate toward would fall into the “action/adventure” genre, but more specifically I enjoy books that Nicolas Cage would star in if they had movie versions of them made. So most books involve some big secret, a corporate/political conspiracy, and lost treasure.
Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
I get writer’s block, but I overcome it with a few built-in tools. I keep a Google Doc with grammar article ideas on it for days where I have no inspiration. I also have a question on my website’s newsletter signup form where I ask people what they’d like to see me cover.
Who is the audience for your book?
My book is for fellow word nerds and people who want to learn how to become better writers and speakers of the English language. The person who reads my book is probably an NPR-listening Whole Foods shopper in her early forties. I like her a lot—she has phenomenal taste.
What is your next project?
I’m going to start a mustard review blog. I really like different types of mustards and would like to officially rate and review them. Always use a condiment.
—Curtis Honeycutt is a syndicated humor columnist. He is the author of Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life. Find more at curtishoneycutt.com.
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