Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Metaphors be with You: An A to Z Dictionary of History's Greatest Metaphorical Quotations


Today's post is on Metaphors be with You: An A to Z Dictionary of History's Greatest Metaphorical Quotations by Dr. Marty Grothe. It is 480 pages long and published by Harper Collins. The cover is blue with a light bulb in a speech bubble. The intended reader is someone who likes quotes. There is no foul language, talk of sex, and no violence in this book.  There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere.
In Metaphors Be with You, Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive reference on English’s finest metaphors, sourced from literature, politics, philosophy, Hollywood, religion, sports, comedy, history, religion, pop culture, and more. Arranged into two sections—"The Ten Best Things Ever Said" and "The Single Best Thing Ever Said"—Metaphors Be with You includes quotations on five hundred human interest topics and an introduction to the nature, importance, and sheer joy of metaphorical language.
Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this breathtaking, beautifully designed sourcebook also contains elegantly integrated digital access to Dr. Mardy’s Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations, the world’s largest online database of quotations containing metaphors, similes, and analogies. This one-of-a-kind synergy between print and technology offers a comprehensive look at the diversity of words and phrases we use to relate to, understand, and describe our world by providing access to detailed source information, innumerable "Error Alerts," and fascinating quotation backstories that will engage readers as they delve into metaphorical language and discover their own favorites.
Whether you’re crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this remarkable compendium is sure to inspire you with the perfect metaphor every time.

Review- I had so much fun with this book. I love books of  quotes and there are some wonderful ones in here. There are quotes from everything from ability to kisses. The introduction gives the reader some insight into the how and why of using this book. Grothe really gets into how important metaphors are to our language and why we use them so much. Metaphors are things that we all have in common with our common language and usage.As a writer I will have this book on hand for whenever I get stuck on a word and want to make sure that I can make it mean what I want.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I was given this book by Harper Collins exchange for an honest review.