Mary Norris Comma Queen

April 30, 2019: The Comma Queen, Mary Norris, with Patt Morrison

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30pm. Buy tickets here. At Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Parking available on local streets and in the Temple’s reserved parking garage located at the corner of Burton Way and Herzl Way. Your ticket(s) will be mailed to you by Brown Paper Tickets.

Ticket: $20 (General Admission)

Really Special Deal! $38: 1 General Admission ticket with one copy of Mary Norris’ Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

If you loved Mary Norris’ delightful tutorials on grammar and usage on The New Yorker’s website, then you surely loved her first book, Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen. In her new book, Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, Her Majesty explains how her love for all things Greek influenced her, fed her soul and intellect. Her stories about her linguistic travails, whether struggling to learn the language or arguing for The New Yorker to pay for her classes, move from funny to frankly heroic, as are her stories about traveling to a Mediterranean country as a single woman alone. Funny and heroic. Mary Norris reminds us that Greek myths are the best stories ever told– in addition to her adventures in language and at The New Yorker, perhaps.

Patt Morrison is the most elegant grammar nerd around. She knows a great deal about almost everything. Her weekly column for the LA Times has evolved into a popular podcast called Patt Morrison Asks. She is the author, most recently, of Stop the Presses!: Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper, an exploration of the American newspaper business as it has told the story of our nation’s history, culture, crises and social change.