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“Engaging & elegant…”

How do we make sense of the world through language? In this engaging and elegant book, James Geary explores how we use metaphors to make sense of the world and how those metaphors impact the way we think and act.
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From the Publisher

“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.

Topics: Language, Cognitive Science, Writing, Communication, Social Studies, Politics, Informative, and Witty

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ISBN: 9780062041777
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