"Stanley Fish just might be America's most famous professor."--BookPage
"You'd get your money's worth from the quotations alone...if you give this book the attention it so clearly deserves, you will be well rewarded."--Washington Times
"[A] slender but potent volume. Fish, a distinguished law professor and literary theorist, is the anti-Strunk & White."--The Globe and Mail
"How to Write a Sentence is the first step on the journey to the Promised Land of good writing."--Saudi Gazette
"How to Write a Sentence isn't merely a prescriptive guide to the craft of writing but a rich and layered exploration of language as an evolving cultural organism. It belongs not on the shelf of your home library but in your brain's most deep-seated amphibian sensemaking underbelly."--Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
"The fun comes from the examples cited throughout: John Updike, Jane Austen...all are cited throughout."--Washington Post
"A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language."--Slate
"If you love language you'll find something interesting, if not fascinating, in [How to Write a Sentence]."--CBSNews.com
"[Fish] shares his connoisseurship of the elegant sentence."--The New Yorker
“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”
—Roy Blount Jr.
“Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.”
Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.