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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Former congressman and prosecutor Trey Gowdy teaches you how to effectively communicate and persuade on the issues that matter most to you, drawing on his experience in the courtroom and the halls of Congress.

“A must-read for people who want to learn how best to succeed.”—Dana Perino, Fox News host and bestselling author of Everything Will Be Okay

You do not need to be in a courtroom to advocate for others. You do not need to be in Congress to champion a cause. From the boardroom to the kitchen table, opportunities to make your case abound, and Doesn’t Hurt to Ask shows you how to seize them. By blending gripping case studies from nearly two decades in a courtroom and four terms in national politics with personal stories and practical advice, Trey Gowdy walks you through the tools and the mindset needed to effectively communicate your message.

Along the way, Gowdy reflects on the moments in his life when he learned the most about how to argue and convince. He recounts his missteps during his first murder trial, the conversation that changed his view on criminal justice reform, and what he learned while questioning James Comey and Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Sharing the techniques he perfected advocating in law and politics, Gowdy helps you identify your objective, understand your personal jury, and engage in the art of questioning so you can be heard, be understood, and, ultimately, move others. Whether it’s getting a boss to take a chance on your idea, convincing someone to support your cause, or urging a child to invest more effort in an important task, movement requires persuasion. Doesn’t Hurt to Ask shows you how to persuade, no matter the jury and no matter the cause.

Trey Gowdy
hr min
August 18
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

iamnonstop ,

Was sad when it was over !

I like to listen to audio books when I ride my bike - I found myself extending my rides to listen to more of this book. I love that he talks about cases he tried and shares his closing statements. I could listen to an entire book of just that. I was also listening to this leading up to an oral board interview for a police department and believe that it helped me gain some confidence for my interview. Thanks Trey!!

noepoptarts ,

Great read

This is a great read for anyone in law enforcement, justice system, or business environment.

ivatrend4ethics ,

Surprisingly more a reveal.

Fantastically accomplished person.
A man with the right priorities.Understandably his attention to question certain aspects in existence . God! The brutal and violent. The innocence of a child and the child lost to victimization . Justice lacking the peace it might bring. Different in personality than I expect in his legal level and accomplishments.
An interesting read.

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