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Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs - June Intellectual Development Pick

  • Jun 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Sandi's Home

Our June Intellectual Development pick is Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs. Sandi will be hosting this one at her home.


Thank you for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs

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 the book discloses include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to actionÑas 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 Eddie Haskell Ploy
Eminem’s Rules of Decorum
The Belushi Paradigm
Stalin’s Timing Secret
The Yoda Technique

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 online 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.

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  • Christine R.

    Lively discussion!

    June 8, 2013

  • Rebecca

    A fun discussion.

    June 6, 2013

  • Sue

    Sorry I have to cancel.

    June 5, 2013

  • katherine

    Sorry, Have a pet emergency visit, Loved the book.

    June 5, 2013

  • Sandi H.

    Will have red and white wine, soda and ice tea available. See you this evening - as this looks like a great size group. Looking forward to all your points of view -- even if you didn't finish reading the book.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, enjoyed the book but can't make this one.

    June 5, 2013

  • Ruth M.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I can't make it. Good luck Liz!

    June 4, 2013

  • Rebecca

    We'll miss you Liz! Get well soon!

    June 3, 2013

  • Jennifer G

    Was not able to get the book in time from the library.

    June 3, 2013

  • Pamela Noelle S.

    I misunderstood what to read and got the wrong book

    June 3, 2013

  • Liz B

    Sorry having surgery Monday, will probably still be in the hospital. :(

    May 29, 2013

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