In the Mail: An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs –Timeless Words to Live By

Product Description

Proverbs, those brief well-known sayings that offer lively advice, encouragement, or even words of warning, are as popular today as they were when they first originated–so much so that many have even made their way into several generations of pop culture. These colorful expressions have become an enduring part of our contemporary speech, but how often do we stop to think about their origins or meanings? From wise maxims originating with the Old Testament and other ancient texts to relatively modern gems coined by poets, writers, or philosophers, An Apple a Day takes a close look at why these sayings “have stood the test of time.” Inside you’ll find:

  • Hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z
  • A look back at their often surprising origins
  • An understanding of why some are valid; others are not
  • The derivation and meanings behind them
  • Their relevance in today’s society
  • Why they are so true . . . or sometimes not

An Apple a Day is no everyday dictionary of proverbs. It’s an honest look at hundreds of fun, sometimes contradictory, and occasionally confusing tidbits of truth. After all, “It takes all sorts to make a world.”


Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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