Comma Sutra proved my husband’s favourite St Nicholas present this year. Good for me, because I was the one who bought it for him. The reason I did is that it neatly combines our respective research interests – mine in usage guides, and his in the Kamasutra, of which he produced the first Dutch translation from Sanskrit in 2008.
Other than through the title there is no Indian connection. The book was published in the US, and its author is Laurie Rozakis, who is described on Wikipedia as “a writer of the Complete Idiots books and an expert on writing, grammar, usage, test preparation, and coaching writers”. Another usage guide writer, in other words. The book was published in 2005, and we might well have included it in our HUGE database if we had known about it before.
Is it funny, and hence effective? It would be interesting to find out! Let us know: copies are very cheaply available: I’ve seen it advertised at one dollar cent only. Extremely good value for money, I would say.