Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Review: I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like

by Dr. Mardy Grothe
Non-fiction (2008)

My Synopsis

An entire book of metaphors, similes and analogies.

My Thoughts

This book inspired me to add a 'favorite sayings' page at the top of this blog.

The author includes a metaphor or analogy for just about every aspect of life.

Here are the chapters:

Life-altering Metaphors
The Human Condition
Wit and Humor
Insults and Criticism
Definitive Metaphors
Marriage, Home and Family Life
Sex is an Emotion in Motion
Ages and Stages of Life
Stage and Screen
The Literary Life (readers and writers will love this section)

A few of my favorites (there are so many):
  • Remarrying a husband you've divorced is like having your appendix put back in. Phyllis Diller
  • Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. Norman Mailer
  • Going out with a jerky guy is kind of like having a piece of food caught in your teeth. All your friends notice it before you do. Livia Squires

Do I Recommend?

Yes, especially if you like metaphors. You know who you are :)

For more metaphors from this book, go to my Favorite Sayings page.



My Rating


Dr. Grothe's Website


Nise' said...

Glad you enjoyed this one. Liked your favorite sayings page.

Jenners said...

I could see this being a perfect bathroom read.

fredamans said...

I love books like this. Most fun for a boring day! Good review!

Alyce said...

This sounds like fun reading. I like metaphors in fiction books as long as they are few and far between. As a collection though I wouldn't mind them all being in one place. :)

ibeeeg said...

This book sounds fun! I love learning about idioms, I am sure I will like reading about metaphors. :D

I enjoyed reading your Favorite Sayings page. That is a good idea. I should do one, maybe...possibly...shall see. :)


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