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I also didn’t like how he almost praised the manipulation involved in rhetoric; while I do understand its there, he seemed to throw it in your face. The author takes you through the basics of rhetoric in a modern, colloquial and conversational way, full of anecdotes and examples rooted in history and popular culture. Oh, and if you’re looking for any sort of story in hhank manner that Sophie’s World turns introductory philosophy into a tale of a young girlyou’re barking up the wrong tree.

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The book challenged me to think about persuasion in totally new ways. Sep 04, Janice rated it it was amazing. My main gripe is that it was pretty focused on one type of argument, that being the persuasive argument.

I recommend this book for everyone and has made me a firm believer that we should teach our youth about rhetoric.


It is one of the top ten books assigned to undergraduates at Harvard. I read this for one of my classes. A good, but selectively incomplete foundation for argument, the book provides quality information but failed to keep my attention. Turn the Volume Down His interest is very much in rhetoric, although gives good coverage to logical fallacies. This a book about how to use rhetoric in different situations. It should be no surprise that Chapter 10 was far and above my favorite chapter–devoted to the persuasive power of humor in its many forms.

How can you do that in a book about rhetoric and logic fallacy especially.

Jay Heinrichs thanks you for arguing.

Thank You for Arguing: Geinrichs he appealing to my feelings, logic, or his character? By defining terms in an advantageous way, rhetoricians can stack the deck against their opponents.

I don’t do well when people I’m conversing with have side conversations. Jun 25, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: The author put far too much focus on explaining things through family examples.

Other books in this series. Within the first few pages heinricjs this book, I learned that the author is – or writes as if he is – incredibly arrogant.

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The sidebars are a little much. The time-tested fof this book discloses include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action–as well as Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience’s expectations by pretending to be unpolished. Please add page count for ‘Thank You For Arguing’. Anyone writing a speech; Anyone who ever makes an argument or is persuaded to do anything. Jan 02, Minutes.


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Run, don’t walk, toward actual rhetorical quality. That alone is reason enough to learn it, if only to inoculate ourselves against its manipulation. You’re one of them! Trivia About Thank You for Arg Jan 06, Andrew Gallagher rated it it was ok.

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First, he gives some pointers for how to apologize skillfully. Rhetoric has earned a bad name in past years. Too often and especially in politicsa deliberative debate about what to do devolves into an unwinnable demonstrative debate about values.

The act wears thin after a while. Stuff Every Woman Should Know. Book ratings by Goodreads. A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated. B was a stern taskmaster and a hard grader– and I learned so much about polishing self-expression and about analyzing other’s expressed opinions. The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. In addition, he holds frequent Skype-ins with classes that use his book.

Recommended to those who wish to learn how to be more persuasive and to those who want to win more arguments.