For when you really have to get your point across…
*Expanded and Revised: Including new chapters on leadership, Obama’s oratorical mastery, the pitfalls of apologies—and an “Argument Lab” section to put your new skills to the test.*
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 Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action—as well as Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience’s expectations by pretending to be unpolished. But it’s 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 dodges—including The Yoda Technique, The Belushi Paradigm, and The Eddie Haskell Ploy.
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. Written by one of today’s most popular language mavens, it’s 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.
for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can Teach Us about the
Art of Persuasionis
available in e-book and paperback. It is written for teens and adults who are
interested in learning the skill of debate and is recommended reading in some AP
In Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and
Homer Simpson can Teach Usthe author Jay Heinrichs teaches readers how
to win arguments and get what your point across.
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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle,
Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can Teach Usis relevant as it teaches through both
written word and boxed footnotes teens and adults “code” language to appeal to
specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture
dodges—including the Yoda Technique, the Belushi Paradigm, and the Eddie
A good, humor-filled book for any lover of language
books or anyone who just wants to win a lot more arguments.