A Good Talk

A Good Talk

The Story and Skill of Conversation

eBook - 2010
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A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation.

Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clear along the way. Moving beyond self-help musings and "how to" advice, he has created a stylish, funny, and surprising book: a celebration of "the most excusively human of all activities."

In a time when conversation remains deeply important-- for building relationships, for relaxing, even for figuring out who we are-- and also increasingly imperiled (with Blackberries and texting increasingly in vogue), A GOOD TALK is a refreshing celebration of the subtle adventures of a good conversation.
Publisher: [New York] : Twelve, 2010.
ISBN: 9780446558013
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 18, 2018

What was this book about!? A book that -in an intent to make it amenable (sellable)- gets lost in a myriad of topics, themes and digressions that the result is hundred of pages about everything but the art of conversation.

I suggest you to look for books by Leil Lowndes to complement your curiosity about conversation.

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