IF YOU EXPERIENCE DEATH, PLEASE CALL:
AND OTHER FATAL MISTAKES WE MAKE WITH LANGUAGE

Get the one book that will make you appreciate the importance of perfect, proper and precise communication in all its forms, written by the author that is in constant demand to help professionals convey their message or tell their story.  

WHO NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK
 

Small-business owners who want to get their message out the right way the first time. This book gives numerous examples of how people don’t always hear what they say. From networking gaffes to problems in print, this book will help you avoid common pitfalls.  

Prospective book authors with a manuscript. This book will help you avoid some of the common clichés, lazy writings, trite sayings and foolish word choices that would hurt your manuscript’s chances of being published.

Anyone who likes language and wants to be entertained. At 103 pages, it’s a short read full of humor, insight and education.

EXCERPTS
One day, as I walked to the mailbox, I came across this little dog. This dog yapped and yapped and yapped at me. I stopped and looked at it. It kept yapping, each yap more annoying to my ears than the last. Finally, I said to it, “Eh, your mother’s a bitch!” The owner laughed. The dog paused for a second and then continued yapping. I walked away, feeling smug.

I went to the car wash. The attendant welcomed me and asked, “What car wash do you want?” I replied, “This one. I’m here, aren’t I?” He laughed and said, “Thank you, sir.”

Occasionally, I buy olive oil. The bottle says, “Extra Virgin Olive Oil.” That got me thinking. How can something be extra virgin? Does that mean that if the extra virgin loses its virginity, it’s still virgin? Imagine the repercussions.

“If you wanted to go to Stockholm, what country would you be in?” The correct answer, of course, is “anywhere” because you could be anywhere when you decide you want to go to Stockholm.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:


"English isn’t an easy language, at least not when properly spoken, and Lee looks at how we use it and how it should be spoken. His approach is thorough and appropriately comical, but educational throughout with excellent examples. Follow his direction and you’ll be a credit to yourself and the language."
--Ron Epstein, Publisher, L.A. Parent magazine  

"Following in the footsteps of Gallagher and (George) Carlin, (Lee) examines American English with all its clichés, colloquialisms and oxymorons in his book. You’ll be amazed and even a little embarrassed about language blunders you never before noticed."

--Evie Rosen, Author, A Life Put On Hold  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lee Barnathan is a freelance writer, editor and blogger working with individuals and businesses to improve their communication. He is an expert in 21 types of writing and 13 types of editing; and since 1990 has delivered work products that are clear, concise and accurate. He makes all deadlines and charges reasonable fees. Contact him at Lee@LeeBarnathan.com and check out his website www.LeeBarnathan.com for a complete list of services.




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