A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated.
The time-tested secrets taught in this book include Cicero's three-step strategy for moving an audience to action, and Honest Abe's Shameless Trick for lowering an audience's expectations. And it's also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians' use of code language to appeal to specfic groups and an eye-opening assortment of persuasive tricks, including the Eddie Haskell Ploy, the Belushi Paradigm, Stalin's Timing Secret, and the Yoda Technique.
Whether you're an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening, it not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis when you hear it, but also how to wield the weapons of persuasion the next time you really, really, want to get your own way.
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Great style for nonfiction
The author incorporates relevant references and stories that make the book easy to understand. Due to its smooth reading style, incorporating the techniques becomes significantly easier.
The other review for the book is outdated
I have also bought this audiobook for my junior year of high school and can say that it is now the complete edition of the book. It is fully read all the way up to chapter 30.
Half is missing? (DON’T BUY)
This is my summer reading for my junior year. I bought this audiobook to help me read the book faster and follow along as I read. As I was listening to the audiobook and following along, I realized it stopped at the end of chapter 15. My hardcopy book goes up to chapter 30. Am I missing something?
Edit: I looked on Audible and they have the whole book!! DON’T BUY THIS VERSION. It’s cheaper on Audible and it’s the whole thing.