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The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense
Author: Suzette Haden Elgin
Don't turn the other cheek and fume quietly; know what to say when someone throws out the snide backhanded "compliment," subtle insult, cruel criticism, or outright verbal blow. Inside these pages is an arsenal of tools for fending off that attack and neutralizing the harm spiteful words inflict. Learn to identify modes of verbal a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780880290302
ISBN-10: 0880290307
Publication Date: 6/1985
Pages: 310
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3.2 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Co Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
Being the shy and appeasing type, more in the past but still so in the present to some extent, this book was suggested to me. I found it very helpful and the steps useful. The language is friendly and frank, the chapters broken down for those who have to close their book often in order to do other things like parent. It has helped me and I hope it can help others.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book teaches the skills to respond to all types of verbal attack. it was a life saver for me at one time.
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Helpful Score: 4
I found this book easy to read and very interesting. She has some unique suggestions for improving communication and disarming hostile situations with simple changes in how your word things. I also loved her scifi book Native Tongue.
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Helpful Score: 3
Lots of information in this book. Most of the time you are not even aware of verbal abuse.
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