I is an Other: Summary Review

This is a summary review of I is an Other containing key details about the book.

What is I is an Other About?

"I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World" by James Geary explores the role of metaphor in shaping our perception of reality, examining the ways in which our use of figurative language influences our thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and revealing the power of metaphor to shape our understanding of the world.

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I Is an Other explores metaphor’s effects on financial decision making, effective advertising, leadership, learning, and more. Romeo’s exclamation “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” may be one of the most well-known metaphors in literature, but metaphor is more than a device of love-struck poets. As Geary demonstrates, metaphor has leaped off the page and landed with a mighty splash right in the middle of the stream of consciousness.

Summary Points & Takeaways from I is an Other

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* The power of metaphor: The power of metaphor in shaping our thoughts, emotions, and experiences, and in creating meaning and understanding.

* The origin of metaphor: The origin of metaphor, including its evolution from oral storytelling to written language and beyond.

* The nature of metaphor: The nature of metaphor, including its ability to reveal connections and relationships between seemingly disparate concepts and objects.

* The use of metaphor in art and literature: The use of metaphor in art and literature, including its role in storytelling, poetry, and other forms of creative expression.

* The use of metaphor in science and technology: The use of metaphor in science and technology, including its role in shaping scientific theories and technological innovations.

* The cultural significance of metaphor: The cultural significance of metaphor, including its role in shaping cultural attitudes, beliefs, and values.

* The psychological impact of metaphor: The psychological impact of metaphor, including its ability to influence our emotions, thoughts, and perceptions.

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* The future of metaphor: The future of metaphor, including its potential for shaping the future of communication, creativity, and understanding.

* The book provides a comprehensive overview of the role of metaphor in shaping our perceptions, experiences, and understanding of the world, and offers insights into the power and potential of metaphor in shaping the future.

Who is the author of I is an Other?

James Geary is an American writer, former Europe editor of Time and deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

Book Details

  • Print length: 320 pages
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Language, Writing

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: "In his fine new book, James Geary [shows that] metaphors are not rhetorical frills at the edge of how we think. They are at the very heart of it.” — David Brooks, New York Times

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal development, I invite you to check out my list of favorite personal development books page. On this page, you'll find a curated list of books that have personally impacted my life, each with a summary and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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