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Why didn't I say that?: The art of verbal self-defense Hardcover – 1980

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Watts (1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0531099237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0531099230
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kcorn TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Perfect idea, perfect execution - give readers a list of possible responses when confronted with a bore, a nag or other verbal bully. In short, as the author himself describes it, this is a guide to the "art of verbal self-defense". Designed for everyone who figures out what they SHOULD have said only AFTER a painful confrontation is long over, this book preps the reader so that the next time around the balance may shift.

Some of the responses are admittedly mean, off-putting or sarcastic - but then, if osmeone is equally offensive, perhaps a dose of the same medicine isn't always a bad idea.

This is a classic. Not for every reader, however...just the ones who don't like being verbally bullied.
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