A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation

A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation

Daniel Menaker


an exceptional speak is an research of and consultant to that the majority solely human of all activities-- conversation.

Drawing on over 40 years of expertise in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the standards that force and liven up each solid dialog: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper constitution and which means of conversational movement; the subliminal indications that consultant our disclosures and confessions; and the numerous different hurdles we needs to transparent alongside the way in which. relocating past self-help musings and "how to" suggestion, he has created a classy, humorous, and mind-blowing ebook: a party of "the such a lot excusively human of all activities."

In a time whilst dialog is still deeply important-- for construction relationships, for stress-free, even for realizing who we are-- and in addition more and more imperiled (with Blackberries and texting more and more in vogue), an exceptional speak is a clean get together of the delicate adventures of a superb dialog.

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