Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate

Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate

by Kimberly Guilfoyle


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Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate by Kimberly Guilfoyle

After an eleven-year-old Kimberly Guilfoyle lost her mother to leukemia, her dad wanted her to become as resilient and self-empowered as she could be. He wisely taught her to build a solid case for the things she wanted. Creating a strong logical argument was the best way to ensure she could always meet her needs. That childhood lesson led her to become the fearless advocate and quick-thinking spitfire she is today. In Making the Case, Guilfoyle interweaves stories and anecdotes from her life and career with practical advice that can help you win arguments, get what you want, help others along the way, and come out ahead in any situation.

Learning how to state your case effectively is not just important for lawyers—it's something every person should know how to do, no matter what stage of life they are in. From landing her dream job right out of school, switching careers seamlessly midstream, and managing personal finances for greater growth and stability to divorcing amicably and teaching her young child to advocate for himself, Guilfoyle has been there and done it. Now she shares those stories, showing you how to organize your thoughts and plans, have meaningful discussions with the people around you, and achieve your goals in all aspects of your life. You'll also learn the tips and strategies that make the best advocates so successful, some of which come directly from courtroom scenarios where the stakes are highest.

Told in her winning and humorous voice, Guilfoyle's experiences and the wisdom drawn from them are a ready guide to help you reach your potential and live a fulfilling and happy life at work and at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062343987
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 279,410
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Guilfoyle is a host of The Five and Outnumbered on Fox News. She also appears as a legal analyst on The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity. Before joining Fox in 2006, she was a host of Both Sides on Court TV and provided legal analysis for Anderson Cooper 360 , Larry King Live, and ABC's Good Morning America.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Advocating at Work

Chapter 1 How to Land the Best Job in the World (for You) 3

Chapter 2 Dressing for the Part 31

Chapter 3 Asking for a Promotion 49

Chapter 4 Standing Up for Your Ideas 59

Chapter 5 Working as a Team 69

Chapter 6 Changing Careers 83

Chapter 7 Playing by the Rules 91

Part II Advocating at Home

Chapter 8 The Power of Friendships 105

Chapter 9 Dating and Marriage 123

Chapter 10 Money and Relationships 137

Chapter 11 Supporting Your Spouse 151

Chapter 12 Teaching Kids to Advocate for Themselves 157

Chapter 13 Making Divorce Work for Everyone Involved 167

Chapter 14 Avoiding Family Drama 175

Chapter 15 Caring for Aging Parents 181

Chapter 16 Help! How to Ask for It, Receive It, and Give It 195

Acknowledgments 203

Index 205

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Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a brilliant woman that can articulate better than any other anchor on television and she brings that talent to her inciteful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
July 17, 2015: It is so refreshing to read a book that was, in its production, perfectly edited & flawlessly proofread! Thanks for writing the ultimate how-to of self-advocacy & for sharing your incredible story along the way! (cp, phd, 2004)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed getting to know Ms. Guilfoyle and trust her knowledge. Great read for students and anyone with a job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vapid, self-serving & not worth the money. I wonder if this woman believes anything that comes out of her mouth (or pen.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title is misleading. This book is a biography.