First of all, I did not mean to take such a long break from CBRing. But I’m back!!! And way behind in book reviews. Sigh. But here’s to keeping better pace in both reading and writing, yes?
As an instructor of composition and rhetoric, I often get emails and offers from academic publishers wanting to know if I would be interested in exam copies or discounted copies of their books, especially if I consider implementing them in my classroom. About two years ago, I received an offer for a free copy of Polishing Your Prose, which I thought might be a great way to discuss the revising and editing process with my students. As it turns out, it’s helpful to more than just undergrads. A full review is found on my blog, in which I also look askance at the personal essays that did not strike the right tone with me.