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I Is an Other

The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World

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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.

Product code: 9780061710292

ISBN 9780061710292
Takes readers from Aristotle's investigation of metaphor right up to the neuroscientific insights into how metaphor works in the brain. This title explores how a life without metaphor, as experienced by some people with autism spectrum disorders, significantly changes the way a person interacts with the world.