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

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

byJames Geary

Paperback | January 24, 2012

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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.
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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Title:I Is An Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the WorldFormat: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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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful I am 60-ish. Just learned that I am Aspie. This book is helpful for adults dealing with autism, every degree. Self help is good, too. Parents need help also, understanding is here/good.
Date published: 2012-06-30

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