I Is an Other - James Geary

I Is an Other

By James Geary

  • Release Date: 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 7 Ratings

Description

“Sherlock Holmes could glance at a bowler hat and tell that its owner's wife had ceased to love him. In this brilliant book about metaphor James Geary is no less astonishing, as he deciphers the subtle implications embedded in advertising slogans, familiar slang and government double-talk…. You'll scarf down every page of I Is an Other and then ask for more.” —Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author of Book by Book and Classics for Pleasure

For lovers of language and fans of Blink and Freakonomics, New York Times bestselling author James Geary offers this fascinating look at metaphors and their influence in every aspect of our lives, from art to medicine, psychology to the stock market.

Reviews

  • Timely Treatise

    5
    By likzub
    Incisive Witty Informative Geary provides indispensable insight into a topic that touches nearly every aspect of our lives yet is seldom consciously considered. "I is an Other" is a timely treatise for a world increasingly dominated by text messaging, microblogging, and social media. Everyone should read this book.