On a fine June weekend in 2007, in the verdant reaches of Northern New Hampshire, I decided to change the world.
Are you a word nerd? Have you ever driven across the country with someone you love? Both?!? Then The Great Typo Hunt should be on your reading list. The premise is simple. Deck conceived a mission to save the world one grammatical correction at a time. He recruited Herson and a couple sidekicks and they set out on an epic road trip. Their plan was to circle the United States locating typos on signs and when possible correcting them. They philosophize about grammar’s importance in communication and wax eloquent about the elixir of correction that is a mainstay of their typo correction kit. But as seriously as they take their quest, they are also really funny and we are in on all the jokes. The result is a really funny travel book about grammar. It is Strunk & White meets National Lampoon’s vacation and I found it a pure pleasure.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: The Great Typo Hunt