Casagrande, June 1966–
Casagrande, June 1966–
(June M. Casagrande)
Born March 17, 1966, in New York, NY; daughter of James Casagrande and Janet Little Casagrande (later Johnson). Ethnicity: ‘White.’ Education: University of South Florida, B.A., 1989.
Business Wire, Los Angeles, CA, editor and proofreader, 1994-2001; Los Angeles Times Community News, Los Angeles, writer, editor, columnist, and reporter, 1996-2004. Union Station Foundation, volunteer, 2004—.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite, Penguin (New York, NY), 2006.
Contributor to periodicals. Author of the syndicated column ‘A Word, Please."
June Casagrande told CA: ‘I wanted to use humor as a way to help people learn about grammar and usage—and especially to draw attention to many popular misconceptions about grammar.
"The idea for my first book evolved out of a column I had been writing for several community newspapers owned by the Los Angeles Times. I had been a staff writer for this newspaper group, during which time I came up with the idea for a weekly grammar column. It quickly evolved into a weekly grammar/humor column.
"After I left the job, I continued writing the column on a freelance basis. Then, one day, I wrote a column in which I used the word ‘wrong’ as an adverb. Two outraged readers wrote to me demanding I print a correction and an apology. There was just one problem: ‘wrong’ is an adverb. That's when my idea to write a funny grammar book finally gelled into Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Grammarsnobs,http://www.grammarsnobs.com (September 25, 2007).
"Casagrande, June 1966–." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 23, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/casagrande-june-1966
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