An NPR interview is a thing as real as a cannonball

An NPR interview is a thing as real as a cannonball: On the left is a screen grab (click to enlarge) of the Amazon product page for the book “The world in a Phrase: A Brief History of the the Aphorism” by James Geary. Yesterday, its Amazon.com Sales Rank went from #247,690 to #2. Why? As one of the customers who helped move it up in rank (that’s how I discovered the page), I can say with authority that this interview on yesterday’s “Morning Edition” did the trick. It’s worth a listen. (By the way, for me, an aphorism from Ralph Waldo Emmerson Geary mentioned is what caused me to purchase the book: A man is what he thinks about all day long.)