How to Read People Like a Book: 50 Uncommon Tips You Need to Know (Successful Living Series)

How to Read People Like a Book: 50 Uncommon Tips You Need to Know (Successful Living Series)

by Murray Oxman


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ISBN-13: 9780966920246
Publisher: Success Without Stress
Publication date: 04/17/2003
Series: Successful Living Series
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 439,731
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)

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How to Read People Like a Book: 50 Uncommon Tips You Need to Know (Successful Living Series) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CowPi on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This like book turned out to be a pleasant little surprise. Normally I would not have picked up a book like this because the title advertises itself as a potential tool to manipulate people, but as a teacher, I thought maybe it would help me understand where some of my students are coming from.On one level, the book does exactly what it advertises by describing and cataloging behaviors observed in others.On another level, the book teaches you to recognize when others are trying to manipulate you.On a much deeper level, the true beauty of this book lies in the fact that it holds up a mirror to see ourselves. It collects a vocabulary to label traits we observe in others, and in turn, we recognize them in ourselves. In discovering how others attempt to manipulate others, we discover how we try to manipulate others, often unconsciously to protect our own hidden needs and fears.In the end, this little book provides a few tools to help dig through the many layers of tarnish the false self builds up so that we may risk being our true self.
Kivi40 More than 1 year ago
I would not necessarily call this a "book". It reminds me of a pass-around-pamphlet. Has some good info. The author should have it on a website somewhere to attract readers to his site or blog. Not interesting enough to purchase. More like 17 pages of paragraph summaries for chapters that should have been written.
Sparkyfatman More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this collection of literary Gold. What an uncommon read that is short on fluff and long on getting directly to the meat and potatoes of every aspect of navigating people and/or coming to a better understanding of Life and oneself. If your not afraid of a Spicy collection of healthy challenging ideas then this is your book. If you are afraid then this is still your book! If you plan on spending the rest of your life under a rock then this is not your book. I have read this book several times because it is a short read and full of really good info. Keep your long wordy novels away and give me something to sink my teeth into with some good ol'e practical tips. The book is loaded with them. When I reread this book I always miss my long gone grandmother, Gertrude and my Great Aunt Bee because of "thier" no nonsense approach to everything. And on top of it all the price is right! Thank you Murray Oxman!!
adelaideLB More than 1 year ago
...which I think is wonderful. The original was a little gem, but Grayson seems to have done ALOT in his re-working (re-writing maybe?). A really lovely book which allows you to rethink social interactions or to become much more skeptical (and, therefore, involved) in them. Tells, ticks and nuances of doubt, this tips you off on how to read them. Provides you with tons of clues to day-to-day encounters and, just as much fun, news-watching. My wife and I learned to sign from his previous book. I am still not sure if I am happy about what she has learned from this one.