I Is An Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World

Paperback | January 24, 2012

byJames Geary

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“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.

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“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...

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From President Obama’s political rhetoric to the bursting of the housing bubble, from conversations to commercials, James Geary shows that every aspect of our day-to-day experience is molded by metaphor. Geary takes readers from Aristotle’s investigation of metaphor right up to the latest neuroscientific insights into how metaphor work...

James Geary is the author ofGeary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphoristsand theNew York TimesbestsellerThe World in a Phrase.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:January 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061710296

ISBN - 13:9780061710292

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“An illuminating study of metaphor in all its guises…Required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in language.”