Synopses & Reviews
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.
Grothe offers this clever, comprehensive, and fun compilation of the use of metaphor, analogy, and simile throughout literary history.
About the Author
Dr. Mardy Grothe is a psychologist, management consultant, and platform speaker. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. The author of Oxymoronica, Viva la Repartee, and Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You, he is a popular speaker at the annual conventions of trade and professional associations. He has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television on topics ranging from problem bosses to the art of repartee. He lives with his wife Katherine in Raleigh, North Carolina.