I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like A Comprehensive Compilation of History's Greatest Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes

ISBN-10: 0061358134
ISBN-13: 9780061358135
Edition: 2008
Authors: Mardy Grothe
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart. Describing something by relating it to another thing is the essence of metaphorical thought. It is one of the oldest activities of humankind-and one of the most impressive when done skillfully. Throughout history, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations that are so spectacular they have taken up a permanent residence in our minds. In I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like, quotation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his attention on the three superstars of figurative language-analogies, metaphors, and similes. The result is an extraordinary compilation of nearly 2,000 feats of association that will entertain, educate, and occasionally inspire quotation lovers everywhere. In this intellectual smorgasbord, the author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth way before taking readers on a tour of history's greatest word pictures. In chapters on wit, love, sex, stage and screen, insults, politics, sports, and more, you will find quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.

Dr. Mardy Grothe is a psychologist, management consultant, and public speaker. He is the author of five previous word-and-language books: I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like , Viva la Repartee , Oxymoronica , Ifferisms , and Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You . A lifelong quotation collector, Dr. Mardy--as he is known to his fans around the globe--is routinely described as a "quotation maven" and is well on his way to becoming America's most popular quotation anthologist. He lives with his wife, Katherine Robinson, in North Carolina.

Introduction
An Ice-Axe for the Frozen Sea Within (Life-Altering Metaphors)
Reserved Seats at a Banquet of Consequences (The Human Condition)
Humor Is the Shock Absorber of Life (Wit & Humor)
The Lights May Be on, but Nobody's Home (Insults & Criticism)
Enclosing Wild Ideas Within a Wall of Words (Definitive Metaphors)
Life Is the Art of Drawing Without an Eraser (Life)
A Relationship Is Like a Shark (Relationships)
Love Is an Exploding Cigar We Willingly Smoke (Love)
Marriage Is a Souvenir of Love (Marriage, Home & Family Life)
Sex Is an Emotion in Motion (Sex)
Old & Young, We Are All on Our Last Cruise (Ages & Stages of Life)
An Actor Is a God in Captivity (Stage & Screen)
Washington, D.C., Is to Lying What Wisconsin Is to Cheese (Politics)
Sports Is the Toy Department of Life (Sports)
Writing Is the Manual Labor of the Mind (The Literary Life)
Acknowledgments
Index

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