As Walsh showed in his past books, he's an amusing, irreverent but thoughtful authority on writing. The subtitle to his new book provides a clue about his attitude:
How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a JerkHere's what publisher MacMillan says about Walsh's new book:
In his long-awaited follow-up to Lapsing Into a Comma and The Elephants of Style, while steering readers and writers on the proper road to correct usage, Walsh cautions against slavish adherence to rules, emphasizing that the correct choice often depends on the situation. He might disagree with the AP Stylebook or Merriam-Webster, but he always backs up his preferences with logic and humor.______
The Web posting on Walsh's book is featured today, March 28, in my daily online paper, Garbl's Style: Write Choices, available at the Editorial Style tab above and by free email subscription.