A Good Talk
  • Author : Daniel Menaker
  • Release Date : 04 January 2010
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780446558013
Ratings: 3
From 1 Voters
Get This Book

Download or read book entitled A Good Talk written by Daniel Menaker and published by Hachette UK online. This book was released on 04 January 2010 with total pages 240. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stylish, funny and surprising guide to the art of conversation, from one of New York's foremost literary wits. A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation. Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clear along the way. Moving beyond self-help musings and "how to" advice, he has created a stylish, funny, and surprising book: a celebration of "the most excusively human of all activities." In a time when conversation remains deeply important-- for building relationships, for relaxing, even for figuring out who we are-- and also increasingly imperiled (with Blackberries and texting increasingly in vogue), A GOOD TALK is a refreshing celebration of the subtle adventures of a good conversation.

Good Talk

Good Talk

Author : Mira Jacob
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Get Book
Let s Talk

Let s Talk

Author : David Crystal
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Get Book