Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Neverisms




Neverisms is an intriguing book that is filled with interesting facts and sayings. This is a book where it is ok to flip though the different chapters and not sit and read it all the way through. In fact, at times it can read like a text book or dictionary. While I did enjoy learning different facts and tid bits about neverisms, I found myself at times flipping through the pages to read about more neverism wisdom in the form of advice.

So what is neverism? Neverism is not a real word but one that Dr. Grothe coined as his own. What it means in a simple term is…When you want to give a warning to someone but the warning starts off with the word “Never”. Examples are:

“Never try to reason the prejudge out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.” By Sydney Smith.

“Never turn down a job because you think it’s too small; you don’t know where it can lead.” By Julia Morgan.

“Never board a commercial aircraft if the pilot is wearing a tank top.”

“Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.”

One thing that I did really notice and like about this book was that it was written at a level that I could understand and not feel stupid that I could not figure out what Dr. Grothe was saying. This book would make a perfect gift for that nerd in your life.

About the author:
Dr. Mardy Grothe, a psychologist, management consultant, and platform speaker, has been systematically collecting quotations for half a century. He is the author of five previous books, including Ifferisms, Viva la Repartee, and Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You. Dr. Mardy, as he is known to his fans around the globe, is routinely described as a “quotation maven” and is well on his way to becoming America’s most popular quotation anthologist. He lives with his wife in North Carolina and tweets @drmardy. For more, check out Dr. Mardy’s website:

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