This book is a real treasure, full of delights and wisdom. It is also screamingly funny . 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' is I think a pleasant and useful grammar book but there was nothing new for me. The' Book of Spell & Misspells' covers such a wide range that I find something that grabs my interest each time I pick it up. It includes Old Time Spelling, and modern spelling withSMS text messaging, on emails, and whether spell-checkers can spell, English spellings in other languages and foreign spellings in English, how people spelled when they could spell how they like, an Old Time Spelling Bee, Mark Twain's story about spelling in Ancient Egypt, facts about etymology, spelling demons, games, jokes and cartoons.