- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Revised, Updated edition (August 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385347758
- ISBN-13: 978-0385347754
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 406 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion Paperback – August 6, 2013
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About the Author
JAY HEINRICHS spent 25 years as a journalist and publishing executive before becoming a fulltime advocate for the lost art of rhetoric. Since then he’s taught persuasion to Fortune 500 companies, Ivy League universities, NASA, and the Pentagon. He is also the author of Word Hero: A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever.
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Unlike Aristotle and those who write about and teach rhetoric, he does not spend much time on positive, rational persuasion, clear explanation, the power of effective description. In other words the non-manipulative aspects of logos, pathos, ethos that responsible communicators, arguers, debaters ~should~ generally be doing.
That is a vital subject. And something that is lost in the irresponsibility and sleaze of junk information, fake news, manipulative persuasion that we see all around us:
How to do it RIGHT! And it is not as if that is easy or obvious, as the author seems to suggest in at least one passage.
I have asked to borrow this book from my dad for the next semester because I think it'll be a great tool for teaching Rhetorical Arguments and Analysis in my first year writing courses.
This is a book about communications. If you are selling, negotiating, relating your ideas to others or in general have opinions that you enjoy sharing, the techniques presented in this book will provide you with options. The more options you have to convince another to see your point of view, the better chance you have of watching them nod their head YES as you speak. Shifting the perspective of the conversation may be one of the most valuable tools I've obtained from the program. I am not yet done reading the book, but I've already reread the sections I read to really absorb the material.
In short, if you are a conversationalist, an avid communicator, an extrovert with a point of view, then you will love reading this book.
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This material should be taught in schools again/ it’s what our country needs right now!