Grammar for Grownups presents a quick-and-easy reference guide to common grammatical usage. Its small size makes it convenient to keep in a briefcase, purse, or even a jacket pocket. While the book takes grammar seriously, it maintains a light and breezy tone. Grammar for Grownups excludes much of the technical explanation that you learned in school, but subsequently forgot. In the book, the author gives grammatical "bullet points" to help refresh your memories and bring your speech back to a professional level. These "bullet points" address the trouble spots, the commonly made mistakes that the author observed while conducting interviews. Ms. Adubato has worked as a news reporter in various television markets around the country. Often, these mistakes would ruin a perfectly good sound-bite and lessen the credibility of the speaker. Ms. Adubato acknowledges in her introduction that "no one speaks perfectly all the time," but eliminating these gaffes from your everyday speech will help you to make a good impression from the board room to a sales call, at your child's soccer game or on that all-important job interview.