Maddelyn's Reviews > I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World

I is an Other by James Geary
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Feb 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: learning-nonfiction
Read from March 28 to April 22, 2011

A friend once said to me, "People who speak in metaphors can shampoo my crotch," a phrase that, I believe, is itself a metaphor...amiright?

In any case...Geary's book is an incredibly readable examination of the metaphors that permeate our world, how our senses and our minds are inextricably linked by metaphor, and why living in a literal world is, in fact, an impossibility. This book is pretty short (yay!), and includes loads of psychological case study references, which I loved - science! I feel smarter.

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