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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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58 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

A classic for a reason

You've probably heard about this book, as it's one of those titles that have become part of the cultural lexicon (like CATCH-22). Written in 1936, it is based on courses in public speaking that had been taught in adult education courses by Dale Carnegie since 1912 (and ...
You've probably heard about this book, as it's one of those titles that have become part of the cultural lexicon (like CATCH-22). Written in 1936, it is based on courses in public speaking that had been taught in adult education courses by Dale Carnegie since 1912 (and to put to rest a popular assumption, he was no relation to the magnate Andrew Carnegie). It is an unusual little book, written in a highly personalized, colloquial style that is reminiscent of a great lecture. This book was designed with professionals in mind, and designed to help professional people do better in business by helping them make social contacts and improve their speaking skills. It was also written with a certain...earnestness in mind. Carnegie was a big believer in sincerity when it came to dealing with other people. The only other modern book that does the same is "Emotional Intelligence 2.0" and I highly recommend both.

posted by Patrick_Newman on October 28, 2009

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12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Don't Get The Revised Edition

This is a good book but unfortunately it's been hacked up by some modern day idiots who thought they could improve it. First of all, they've added in all the annoying, politically correct 'he or she', 'him or her' nonsense. As if that wasn't bad enough, they've replac...
This is a good book but unfortunately it's been hacked up by some modern day idiots who thought they could improve it. First of all, they've added in all the annoying, politically correct 'he or she', 'him or her' nonsense. As if that wasn't bad enough, they've replaced whole paragraphs in the book with new material, in order to make it 'more relevant'. You know what, if a book is well written and intelligent it doesn't matter if it was written 50 or a 100 or a 1000 years ago. The readers will still understand it and its message will still shine through. I don't care if Carnegie told stories of people who are long dead, because basic human nature was the same then as it is now. Carnegie was an excellent writer. His work should be left as he intended it. Anyway, if you can get the original copy of this book I would definitely recommend it because it offers good insights into human behavior.

posted by Anonymous on August 10, 2003

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    Posted February 25, 2013

    I cannot open it with my nook app on my tablet. The book is gre

    I cannot open it with my nook app on my tablet. The book is great I've read it before, but it won't open on the nook app is 1 star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    2 much for my brain...

    Kk but it is short and has a small font which gives u headaches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2003

    What's going on here?

    Maybe I read this book wrong but I'm still the loser I was before I read this book. I did what this book said to do to the t, and nothing! I think this book is terrible and wish someone could tell me how to get friends. I'm desperate here guys. When I read the book I was confident and felt assured that I had what it took, but after several attempts I had to give up.

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