- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Collins Reference (August 25, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061672300
- ASIN: B003B6525I
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,592,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The contents range from humorous to thought provoking with a generous sampling of advice, insults, observations, and wit all taken from the author's amazing personal collection of quotes. I was first introduced to Dr. Grothe's writings on chiasmus and have since enjoyed his books on metaphors, repartee, and oxymorons. I have found that the more one knows about these kinds of word play, the more one enjoys playing kindly with words.
This is not an "iffy" book at all and I am pleased to recommend it to all lovers of the English language.
I am glad that Mardy Grothe likes to collect these sayings and write about them so that we can have them to enjoy.
But the delicious difference in this book is that every saying begins with that quizzical key to human foresight and imagination, the word "if" - as in "If you rest, you rust." This "if" is pertinently raised in chapters ranging from gender dynamics to business and management.
A fan of Dr. Grothe for years, I read this book with more than my usual gusto.