Midwest Book review - August 2017
A Guide To Deception
Synopsis: From high-ranking politicians to your local used car salesman, deception in the form of lies, misrepresentations, and obfuscation seems to be the order of the day. But with Spencer Coffman's "A Guide To Deception" will enable the reader to learn the language everyone speaks but no one understands -- Body Language.
Coffman is a certified expert in micro-expressions and well versed in human behavior, gives the reader a practical understanding of the little hidden signs displayed by every person on earth. These unconscious behaviors are exactly that, unconscious. Because of this, they are often unrecognized. However, with training, they can be seen and lies can be detected.
While there are many books available on the subject of body language, Coffman's "A Guide To Deception" is the first to take the form of a study guide or lesson plan and is focused exclusively on deception. "A Guide To Deception shows: How to recognize lying eye contact; What a shoulder shrug really means; How someone feels when the cross their arms; What it means when a persons voice changes; That speech and body language must match; and so much more!
Critique: Impressively 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "A Guide To Deception" is extraordinarily informative and 'real world' practical. Comprehensive and thorough, "A Guide To Deception is unreservedly recommended, especially for community and academic library Communication Studies collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of communication students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that Stephen Coffman's "A Guide To Deception" is also available in a digital book format ($5.99).
From the Back Cover
Learn the language everyone speaks but no one understands. Body language. This book will give you a great understanding of the hidden signs displayed by every person on earth. These unconscious behaviors are exactly that, unconscious. Because of this, they are unrecognized. However, with training, they can be seen and lies can be detected. Study the material in this book and you will be on your way to being able to detect deception wherever it occurs. If you ever plan on having a conversation with anyone ever again you will benefit greatly from reading A Guide To Deception.