You go me on the cookie! by Dana Newman
Book Review / February 14, 2019

You go me on the cookie! by Dana Newman My rating: 2 of 5 stars Dear Dana, I‘ve watched your videos on YouTube and really enjoyed myself – I like your style, your charming, fresh, delightful and funny presentation. It‘s both greatly amusing and relaxing as well as informative and interesting.I’ll never forget the video in which you explain your opinions on the USA and their current administration as it deeply moved me and showed a side of you rarely seen. Your book, too, started strong: Indiana Jones of linguistics – I could almost picture you wearing a fedora and whipping the German language; my native language. I feel thoroughly at home in English as well; I’m having a lifelong love affair with it. 😉 Unfortunately, the book becomes annoying pretty early as you start explaining even small things like quotation marks (“Anführungszeichen gewollt”). If you put something in quotation marks that doesn’t need it, your readers will get your meaning. We’re not daft, don’t spell it out. At times, it looks like you’re forgetting you’re writing a book and not a blog post or something like that and start YELLING AT US.Please don’t do that. It’s like taking a…