Have you ever bought a book simply because the title was
That what I did when I came across the title I Never Metaphor
At first, I didn't really read the book. From time to time, I'd
open it and read a few of the quotes -- metaphors, similes,
analogies and similar items. That, it turns out, is a perfectly
reasonable approach to this book.
A couple of weeks ago, I started borrowing quotes from the
book for my Facebook status updates.
I was enjoying that quite a bit, but doing that got me curious
about the author and how he came to write such a book. So
I started reading from the start and discovered that the author,
Mardy Grothe, is a psychologist who started collecting phrases
and expressions he liked when he was a undergraduate student
in the 60s.
In addition to a career in psychology with a focus on business
relationships, Grothe has spent years fascinated by wordplay
and verbal witticisms. So far he has published five books
exploring imaginative use of language.
So, this note is an acknowledgement of Mardy Grothe, I Never
Metaphor I Didn't Like and the source of my recent and coming
metaphor Facebook status messages.
Thanks, Dr. Mardy!