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Mary Norris


Mary Norris

Mary Norris is the author of the New York Times bestseller BETWEEN YOU AND ME, a memoir of her over 30 years working in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. Originally from Cleveland, she lives in New York.

Mary Norris

Books by Mary Norris

by Mary Norris - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel, Writing

From convincing her New Yorker bosses to pay for Ancient Greek studies to traveling the sacred way in search of Persephone, GREEK TO ME is an unforgettable account of both Mary Norris' lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, she explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English.

by Mary Norris - Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in BETWEEN YOU & ME, which features her laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation and usage, and her clear explanations of how to handle them.