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The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense - Suzette Haden Elgin
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense
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Don't turn the other cheek and fume quietly; know what to say when someone throws out the snide backhanded "compliment," subtle insult, cruel criticism, or outright verbal blow. Inside these pages is an arsenal of tools for fending off that attack and neutralizing the harm spiteful words inflict.... show more
Don't turn the other cheek and fume quietly; know what to say when someone throws out the snide backhanded "compliment," subtle insult, cruel criticism, or outright verbal blow. Inside these pages is an arsenal of tools for fending off that attack and neutralizing the harm spiteful words inflict. Learn to identify modes of verbal assault, such as laying blame, and to recognize when someone is about to launch a linguistic strike and the motivation behind it. Sample scripts prevent you from getting tongue-tied, and a progress journal helps you use voice and body language for maximum effect. Find out how to handle the eight most common types of verbal violence, and redirect and defuse potential verbal confrontations so skillfully that they rarely happen. Special suggestions are included for college students, men, and women, and for handling emergency situations such as an angry crowd.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780880290302 (0880290307)
Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Co Inc
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense
This is a great book, but it's a little outdated.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense
This is a great book, but it's a little outdated.
Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it
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