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The Elements of F*cking Style

The best-selling English grammar guide—updated for the modern student.

From the back cover:

The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring. Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks––it’s enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower and into the gutter, injecting a dull subject with a much-needed dose of color.

This book addresses everything from common questions (“What the hell is a pronoun?”) to philosophical conundrums (“Does not using paragraphs or periods make my thesis read like it was written by a mental patient?”).

One glance at your friend’s blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much fucking fun.

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Stats & Notes

Published by St. Martin's Press
Over 30k copies in print

Created in collaboration with my cousin, Jake Hansen.


Press & Criticism

Papermag Courtney Love talks grammar

The Weekly Standard Book Review: Meaning What?

RFT Elements on another bestseller list

Goodreads Misc. reviews

The Today Show What the ##$%!@!

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The Daily Caller The Elements of F*cking Style: curse words for a greater purpose

The Enthusiast Review: The Elements of F*cking Style by Chris Baker and Jacob Hansen

RFT Elements' first appearance on a bestseller list

ACCLAIM Magazine The Elements of F*cking Style: A style guide for pretty much everyone

Cool Hunting The Elements of F*cking Style

CNBC You Know What? #^*% This Economy

Showbiz Sandbox Showbiz Sandbox 109: Making Grammar Fun (And F*cking Funny)