Preview: Good Reads: Recommendations by Brion Toss

January 27, 2013

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NOTE: asked the Guides to suggest “Three Books That Should Be In Every Boater’s (or Boatbuilder’s) Library. Here are Brion Toss’s recommendations:

 The Elements of Style by Strunk & White

Good writing is all about making good, concise use of the tools of language. You figure out what you need to say, and then, through education, attentiveness, and dedicated practice, you work out the best way to say it. I can’t think of a better mindset/metaphor for boatbuilders, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Bud MacIntosh was an Enlish major, or that Joel White was E.B. White’s son.

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