Thank You For Arguing

Thank You For Arguing

What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About The Art Of Persuasion

Book - 2013
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Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets this book discloses include Ciceros three-step strategy for moving an audience to actionas well as Honest Abes Shameless Trick of lowering an audiences expectations by pretending to be unpolished. But its also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians use of code language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodgesincluding The Yoda Technique, The Belushi Paradigm, and The Eddie Haskell Ploy. Whether youre 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. Written by one of todays most popular language mavens, its warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and persuasive weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way.
Publisher: New York :, Three Rivers Press,, [2013]
Edition: Revised and updated edition, Revised paperback edition
ISBN: 9780385347754
Characteristics: xvi, 408 pages ; 24 cm


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May 15, 2019

This book is great, it had exactly what I was looking for about debate, persuasion, and rhetoric along with helpful quotes and advice by Aristotle, Jesus, and lots of other historical characters. It unfortunately contained a lot of language and inapropriate-for-kids material. If you are an adult I would recommend this, but if you are a kid (like me) I don't think your mom would want you reading this.


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