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Mardy Grothe

Dr. Mardy GrotheDr. Mardy Grothe is a psychologist who lived and practiced in New England for over twenty-five years. Originally trained as an individual therapist and marriage counselor, he expanded his practice to the business arena. In 1984, a cover story in Inc. magazine called him a pioneer in the new and emerging field of "business therapy."  In addition to his clinical practice and consulting work, Grothe is also an engaging and entertaining speaker. He is the co-author of a number of books, as well as several on language. If you’ve ever had a chance to catch an appearance at our store, you know how entertaining he is, and how hysterical he can make language! Author of OXYMORONICA and I NEVER METAPHOR I DIDN’T LIKE, his latest book is IFFERISMS.
Ifferisms: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin with the Word
ISBN: 9780061672309
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Published: Collins Reference - August 25th, 2009

An antholog of aphorisms that begin with the word "IF".

I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like: A Comprehensive Compilation of History's Greatest Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061358135
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Published: Harper - August 5th, 2008

Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.

Describing something by relating it to another thing is the essence of metaphorical thought. It is one of the oldest activities of humankind--and one of the most impressive when done skillfully. Throughout history, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations that are so spectacular they have taken up a permanent residence in our minds.

In I NEVER METAPHOR I DIDN'T LIKE, quotation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his attention on the three superstars of figurative language--analogies, metaphors, and similes. The result is an extraordinary compilation of nearly 2,000 feats of association that will entertain, educate, and occasionally inspire quotation lovers everywhere.