Patricia T. O'Conner

Patricia T. O'Conner is the author of Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English. With almost 500,000 copies in print, Woe Is I has been hailed by as "possibly the most popular book on grammar ever published." It was followed by Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About WritingYou Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online (written with her husband, Stewart Kellerman). Pat's most recent book is Woe Is I Jr., for 9- to 12-year-olds. She is a regular monthly guest on public radio station WNYC in New York. She was an editor at The New York Times Book Review for many years. Visit her website,
Answering Your Burning Grammar Questions
Five Lessons in Punctuation
Five Lessons in Grammar
Debunking Etymological Myths
Debunking Grammar Myths


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