"I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like is the book you needed in your high school English class.
Dr. Mardy Grothe presents an engaging mix of metaphors, similes, and analogies from ancient Greeks to modern politicians.
He adds just enough commentary, then wisely steps aside and lets the writers speak for themselves.
Relationships, sex, sports, insults, and the human condition: every page shows the art of comparison at its most insightful (and funniest!).
Like his earlier Oxymoronica, this is a book to read now and savor again later."
Carla Beard, founder, Web English Teacher
"Reach into this basket of fruit anywhere and come up with something delicious.
The examples are as colorful as rainbows, as illuminating as floodlights, and as sharp as broken glass."
Robert Byrne, compiler of 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
"Great! Utterly captivating. A rhetorical banquet. A kaleidoscope of word imagery.
A dazzling display of folk wisdom … common sense in party dress."
Ross Eckler, author of Making the Alphabet Dance
"A delightful read! Dr. Mardy Grothe's I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like is like a completely satisfying meal that, paradoxically,
leaves you hungry for more of the same. I can't recommend it too highly."
Leonard Roy Frank, editor of Random House Webster's Quotationary
"If quotations were gems, Mardy Grothe is a jeweler of the first water."
Anu Garg, founder of Wordsmith and author of
The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two
"I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like is a treasure trove of fascinating quotations on numerous topics ranging from politics to sports to relationships and beyond.
Equally valuable are Mardy Grothe's incisive comments, pointing out the significance of key quotations and linking them with others that share their themes. You'll find
dozens of provocative and inspiring thoughts that merit a place on your refrigerator, mirror, or office wall. This remarkable collection contains so many unfamiliar gems
that you may find yourself exclaiming, as I often did,
"How did he find that one?"
Don Hauptman, author of Cruel and Unusual Puns and The Versatile Freelancer
"Mardy Grothe has done it again! His newest book snaps, crackles, and pops with his trademark wit, erudition, and love of the English language.
I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like is a rich feast of figurative expression
that entertains even as it educates."
Jeff Jacoby, syndicated columnist, The Boston Globe
"This book is a gem for the pursuit of wisdom. Dr. Grothe provides commentary with surgical precision, allowing our thought process to unravel the true magnificence of metaphor.
As we capture the winds of comparison, we see, feel, hear and breathe parallel points of view. A lucid and wonderful achievement."
Amit Kothari, founder, quotationsbook.com
"Mardy Grothe's book is a colorful, sweet-smelling garden. Pick as many flowers as you like to adorn the many rooms in your house of life."
Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English and Word Wizard
"A wonderful collection—a tremendously enjoyable highlight reel of the best metaphors of the best writers."
Erin McKean, editor of Verbatim magazine
"I'm a great fan of Mardy Grothe and his three previous quotation anthologies. I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like is a welcomed addition.
I Never Metaphor is an encyclopedic and fascinating book, but Mardy Grothe is a national literary treasure! He is to the world of quotations
what Leonard Bernstein
is to the world of classical music."
Rabbi Kalman Packouz, author of the Shabbat Shalom Weekly