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    • How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas
    • By: John Pollack
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere - in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few. At their very best, analogies inspire new ways of thinking, enable invention, and motivate people to action. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. That's why, at their worst, analogies can deceive, manipulate, or mislead us into disaster.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting subject ... boring book!

    • By Mr. T on 12-04-14
    • How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas
    • By: John Pollack
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Pun Also Rises

    • How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics
    • By: John Pollack
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of a practice that is common, in one form or another, to virtually every language on earth. At once entertaining and educational, this engaging book answers fundamental questions: Just what is a pun, and why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language, and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why, after centuries of decline, does the pun still matter?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Punderful Little Book

    • By B. Lane on 01-10-13
    • How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics
    • By: John Pollack
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Cork Boat

    • By: John Pollack
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In the late 1990s, John Pollack was working as a Washington speechwriter when, frustrated by the cynicism and hypocrisy on Capitol Hill, he quit his job to pursue a boyhood dream: to build a boat made entirely of wine corks and take it on an epic journey.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Jackie on 06-07-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Cork Boat

    • By: John Pollack
    • Narrated by: John Pollack
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In the late 1990s, John Pollack was working as a Washington speechwriter when, frustrated by the cynicism and hypocrisy on Capitol Hill, he quit his job to pursue a boyhood dream: to build a boat made entirely of wine corks and take it on an epic journey.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Premise has promise..

    • By James on 02-13-04

    Regular price: $18.17