First published in 1959, Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style has helped countless students and aspiring writers improve their prose. This slim volume remains the only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists, in large part because of the authors’ wit, warmth, and clarity. Who would dare dream of updating this classic book? Enter artist Maira Kalman. Struck by the unusually visual examples the authors use throughout the book, Kalman was inspired to paint illustrations. Famous for her funny and mischievous children’s books, Kalman’s inimitable style suits the book perfectly.
You probably need a copy for yourself, too.