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July 15-31, 2004 Edition BOOK DEALS The Elephants of Style

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Read for Writers, Copy Editors

In his first book, Lapsing Into a Comma, Bill Walsh of The Washington Post created a word-nerd classic that continues to entertain, educate and enlighten writers, editors, students and language lovers with common-sense guidelines and acerbically witty commentary.

Now, in The Elephants of Style: A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English (Paperback, $14.95), Walsh takes a step back to tackle the big issues ­ the elephants. Writers from high school to the professional level will find a wealth of answers on issues including: