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Ny newspaper story etsSo when I saw in Village Books my favorite bookstore An absolute phony uide on how to Write More Good a delightful parody of newspaper stylebook I had to buy it It has strictures on everything from politics to science writing sex to religion The religion section is the shortest The only entry is Not on your lifeThere is a preface by Roger Ebert that i Write More Good is your AP Stylebook unshaven and hungover after the latest round of media layoffs Editors writers and sticklers will enjoy The Satire But The satire but the jokes are for everyone Purely hilarious One of those books that I couldn t read after I went to bed and after Kip was asleep because I was iggling too loudly But I think probably it s Animal Babies going to be the most funny for journalists Reliably clever and enough of a departure from the twitter feed that spawned it to feel fresh If you re a journalist or an avid media consumer there s jokes in here for you I went into my first tweet book Write More Good by The Bureau Chiefs aka fakeapstylebook with the expectation ofiggles and light entertainment brought on by clever observations about the sometimes ridiculousness of English structure Offenders and Detainees grammar and mechanics After all I follow fakeapstylebook on Twitter and I find their tweetsenerally delightful But what I qasas-ul-quran got was tired rants disguised in already worn thin novelty that led to a boring book that I couldn t finish reading I concluded that the problem which I imagine to be the same with all tweet books is that while flashes of brilliance can come easily 140 characters at a time a whole book of that same brilliance becomes repetitive and dullThe Commonly Confused Words section in the chapter Punctuation and Grammar LOL was my favorite section in the book but it wasn t than three pages long There were some hilarious example sentences and somereat new confusions thrown in ie jam jamb jambone and night knight Knight Rider In the end as in any Twitter feed there are moments of hilarity and maybe
Even Brilliance In Write brilliance in Write Good but is it worth reading every tweet in your feed to make sure you find every entertaining nugget Probably not. For conflicts involving countries on at least three continents For large scale battles against clones killer tomatoes or a fifty foot woman use “attack” instead Entertainment Journalism When writing about a celebrity for an online audience save your readers time by linking directly to nude photos of him or her Science Reporting When writing about those robots that seek out and consume houseflies for energy the parenthetical aside “OH GOD WE’RE DOOMED” is implied and is therefore not necessary to include in your storyAnd much muc. L to non journalistsIf you follow FakeAPStylebook on Twitter and you find their tweets entertaining I would recommend you pick up this book Also if you write for anything that reports on the news in any kind of formal way you ll probably find the irreverent advice humorous This is a funny bookIt is not a serious book It is not an educational book It s not an eye opening bookHowever it is funnyAt times it s almost laugh out loud funny The downside At times it s the same joke over and over again The lossary section at the end of each chapter ot especially old HA HAit s another silly definitionzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzThe introduction by Roger Ebert may be the funniest section of all He s just a hoot If you re involved with newspapers journalism or any sort of writing you should read this because the inside baseball jokes are fast and furious If you re not you probably will enjoy it but much of the humor will be the euivalent of Einstein telling a 4 year old a relativity joke So two beings traveling faster than then speed of light walk into a barThis is probably not a Dead-End Road Mysteries good book to read in a single sitting or in consecutive sittings because you need space for the jokes not toet old It would Do Well On A well on a sitting uietly waiting to be referenced just to Hear the Wolves give yourself a break Not for everyone If you don t recognize scarcasm run away This book is for old newspaper people who realize the world inoing to Hell in a Linotype machine and there is little other than weep and commiserate with each other we can do But for journalists over 30 it s a must read The AP style book was my Bible all my years in the newspaper business Not that I actually paid much attention to it Most of it was common sense a lot of it arcane and some of it verging on sillyIt used to say for example that all federal agencies or departments must be referred to by their full official titles the first time you wrote about them in a story Which led to the silliness of writing the Federal Bureau of investigation which everyone in the world knows better as the FBI In fact FBI is immediately comprehensible than the full title on a uick read which is all Ry part journalism textbook part Valors Measure grammar and writing manual Write More Good is a “comprehensive” “guide” to today’s “media” in all its ambulance chasing story fabricating money hemorrhaginglory LEGAL DISCLAIMER The authors are not responsible for conseuences that may result from actually using this book as a dictionary textbook or BFI Film Classics grammar and writing manualLet The Bureau Chiefs the ritin’ and reportin’eniuses behind the Twitter phenomenon FakeAPStylebook teach you about Proper usage “World War” should be used only. .
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I was following the FakeAPStyleBook on Twitter and enjoying it and then all these bloggers I like started shilling for Write More Good written by the same folks I sprang for it without realizing that a lot of those bloggers were contributors people like Mike Sterling Chris Sims Dorian Wright and my inspiration Dave Campbell As someone who works in media I ve been on both sides of the fence I possibly enjoyed even than you will what you re not taking my humble recommendation Funny to the last drop Write More Good could have simply published a long list of tweets and been amusing It Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan goes a lot further and becomes a satirical and extremely knowing instruction manual on how to become a journalist I reflexively smirked the whole way through And it never shies away from the most ridiculouslyeeky references A book after my own heart Awesome وصف الاستعباد في مملكة فاس - مذكرات أسير سويدي على عهد السلطان مولاي عبد الله guys The funniest fake journalism textbook I ve ever read Maybe the funniest book I ever read period Iot this book as a birthday present this year I don t think I would ve bought it for myself even if I do find the FakeAPStylebook twitter feed humorous It was a Fiend good choice for aift though I enjoyed itThe book is far than a compilation of funny tweets though I did recognize several tweets within the text They fleshed it out into sections by subject The first is about news in Voice of Conscience general The next few sections are about politics entertainment sex religion sport technology science pseudoscience the military citing and attributing punctuation andrammar and media law The book wraps up with a section on newspaper reporting through the agesIt s all delivered in a journalistic style uide sort of tone and you can t believe a word of it The humor in this book relies heavily on irony with very few laugh out loud lines If you like your humor dry you may want to consider picking loud lines If you like your humor dry you may want to consider picking one upHowever the book is also written with the assumption those reading it have some background in journalism There are a lot of in jokes some of which sailed over head
I m not a I still found the book overall entertaining and funny but ot the feeling the book wasn t trying to appea. Still clinging to your dog eared dictionary So attached to The Elements of Style that you named your rabbits Strunk and White Maybe you’re a beleaguered reporter or a type A newspaper reader who unwinds by e mailing the editor about whether “tweet” is a verbIt’s time to face up to reality Writing clearly checking facts and correcting typos are dying arts Whether you’re a jaded producer of media or a nitpicking consumer of it this book will help you to embrace not resist the lowering of standards for the written word Part dictiona.Because I M Not A