About the Book
About the Author
WARNING FROM THE AUTHOR: This book will teach you absolutely nothing. I only say this because some of the early reviewers of this book were angry that I didn't teach them about the origin of these expressions. Who are these people? I have no idea. If you want to learn something, go watch a Kahn Academy video. If you want to laugh, or almost laugh, then give this book a shot.
Actually, Clams Are Miserable is a humorous exploration of the clichés and expressions Americans use every day without really thinking about what they're saying.
Some of the expressions poked fun of in this book include:
+ "It's raining cats and dogs out there."
+ "I'm all ears."
+ "That's like comparing apples and oranges."
+ "Let's bury the hatchet"
+ "When push comes to shove"
+ "Happy as a clam"
+ "Let's give 110%"
+ "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water"
...and many more.
If you've said or heard any of those expressions in the last month, you might get a kick out of this book. But remember, this isn't History 101, this is recess.
So kick off your shoes (not literally, that might hurt someone) and enjoy a fun, easy read that will forever change the way you look at these common expressions.
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