I was partaking in my typical news-geek hobby of listening to news shows on NPR (in this case, All Things Considered), and I caught the end of an interview with author James Geary. His obvious love for aphorisms (or, as my 8th graders would probably call them, “sayings”) was captivating. He described them as tidbits of brain candy (that’s me paraphrasing). He was talking about his new book, “Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists“, and I was immediately sold. I took a ride to the local Barnes & Noble after school today, and I picked up a copy.
If you’re a fan of aphorisms, and would like to know more about the people who wrote them, I highly recommend this book. Perhaps, you’ll find your brain on a sugar high afterwards.