I just read ‘Sense and Nonsense‘ (in Philosophy: Basic Readings ed. Nigel Warburton) and it really resonated with me. I think it’ll resonate with anyone who’s been reading an overwrought essay – academic or otherwise – and found themselves grinding their teeth and growling ‘what is this person trying to say?’ under their breath. It’s also a nice little manifesto – ‘have something to say and say it as clearly as you can’ is a great aim for any writer.
- Also recommended, though I’m only about 30 pages in.