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Lynne Truss
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    (May 31, 1955- )
    Born in Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
    Television critic and sports journalist for The Times
    Best-known for the book ‘Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation’ (2003)
    Wrote scripts for BBC Radio 4
    Wrote the novels ‘Going Loco’ (1999) and ‘Cat Out of Hell’ (2014)
    Non-fiction books include ‘Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life’ (2005) and ‘Get Her Off the Pitch: How Sport Took Over My Life’ (2009)
    She underwent therapy for self-esteem issues.
    A New Yorker review noted that ‘Eats. Shoots & Leaves’ contained several dozen punctuation errors, including one in the dedication.
    She has been accused of encouraging ‘grammar bullies.’
    She said, ‘There is a common misconception that I was only ever interested in punctuation. I try not to be hurt by this.’
    She brought a sardonic female viewpoint to her sports writing.
    She has a self-deprecating sense of humor.
    ‘Eats, Shoots & Leaves’ was named Book of the Year at the British Book Awards (2004).
    Asked on TV if there would be a film of ‘Eats, Shoots & Leaves,’ she replied deadpan, ‘Julia Roberts as an apostrophe and Arnold Schwarzenegger as an exclamation mark.’

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