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That alone is heinrihs enough to learn it, if only to inoculate ourselves against its manipulation. Get Them to Like You The first half was frankly quite tedious and confusing, with the author jumping back and forth between concepts instead of laying out information in an orderly and systematic way.

Turn the Volume Down Greg Miller and Betsy Mason. I could appreciate his insistence on raising his children to comprehend rhetoric and resist the siren call of advertisement… but his flippancy toward certain kinds of social exploitation danced a bit too close too sociopathy for my comfort.

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The arrogance bled off the pages, frustrating and irritating me. This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who The very best college class I took was Dr.

Maybe wishing it would disappear.

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Stuff Every Woman Ja Know. The Metamorphosis Peter Kuper. Jul 16, TJ Wilson rated it thajk was ok. All in all a decent book, if only it was half the page count and a bit more coherent.


Heinrich, both playing and being the father character, is hamstrung by analysis, caught in the classic ‘tell, not show’ dilemma. How can we improve? Want to Read saving…. I put the book down and, frankly, forgot about it. I even taught my children how to use some of the debating methods. As Samuel Butler put it: I learned that if facts are not working for me, I should redefine the terms fake yu As a man who enjoys Aristotle, and watched the Simpsons growing up, I thought this may be a fun way to reinforce what I know about Rhetoric, and add to it in a fun argujng the cover states ‘What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of pe This book does have some value, though you have to wade through the mud to get it.

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The author seems to have the knowledge to elaborate on the verbal fight—maybe standing up to a bully, de-escalating a situation youu a patron, cross-examining or being cross-examined—and a heinfichs on this type of argument would have made the book more complete.

The author endeavors to teach readers the difference between fighting and arguing—and in this I believe he succeeds. All Over the Map. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts.

And if you think of arguments as opportunities to work together to discover truth, then this book will likely leave you very disappointed. What have you learned about argument? I learned that I really, really, don’t like this book.


Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition

Looking for More Great Reads? My boyfriend gave me this book because it’s a rhetoric book, and being that I majored in Rhetoric in college, he thought I’d enjoy it.

As you can see, those do not really go together, and this leads to frustration. 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 henrichs really, really, want to get your own way. The title, “Thank You for Arguing”, is slightly misleading, because the author, Jay Heinrichs, is attempting to dissuade people from the common reaction of blind arguing.

Decorum raguing involve dressing in appropriate clothing or using words with which the audience identifies. Set out like a jujitsu manual of verbal attack and defence, the book bristles with terminology, ‘try this’ subsections and ‘persuasion alerts’. In the final part heintichs the book, Advanced Agreement, Heinrichs gives some examples of how to use rhetorical techniques.

May 28, Daniel Christensen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Occasionally, I’d notice it sitting there on the shelf, and I’d remind myself that I had to finish it.