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What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The best body language book I've ever read

Like many people, I'm interested in being able to read other's body language. I have at least nine books on the subject, a growing collection because none gave me tools I didn't know and that I could easily go out and use.

With Joe Navarro's book, I knew I had a win...
Like many people, I'm interested in being able to read other's body language. I have at least nine books on the subject, a growing collection because none gave me tools I didn't know and that I could easily go out and use.

With Joe Navarro's book, I knew I had a winner when he answered the question: What is the most truthful part of the body. (Not the face, of course. From when we're kids, we're taught to conceal our feelings. "Don't make that face when you eat spinach!")

Not only has he coached law enforcement but he can organize and explain body language by zones in an easy-to-read way.

I've always heard of "fight or flight" but this is the first time I heard of the the first body response -- freeze. As soon as I read it and recalled times when the screech of breaks could make an entire room freeze, I knew this man knew his stuff.

If you are looking for something more than "arms crossed over the chest means they are closed off from what you are saying", this book could be for you.

posted by Ventura_Reader-Writer on December 5, 2009

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7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

DEFINITELY NOT WORTH BUYING! DONT DO IT! HEAR ME OUT!

I had a hard time reading through this book after the first 50 pages because everything that the author was informing on what body language is what everyone already knows! obvious! common sense!...nothing new to the pubic i'd say. FOr example, on pge 103 "on Baring the ...
I had a hard time reading through this book after the first 50 pages because everything that the author was informing on what body language is what everyone already knows! obvious! common sense!...nothing new to the pubic i'd say. FOr example, on pge 103 "on Baring the Torso" it describes how in street fights sometimes removing an article of clothing like a shirt or hat is a sigh of a person getting ready to strike at an opponent or it might be simply to flex their muscles.....HOW OBVIOUS IS THAT!..Their is lots of examples like this one that will make you feel you just wasted money on nothing. CANT SAY I DIDNT WARN YOU!

posted by Princess_Leya on August 3, 2010

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