Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs, David Drummond

Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the 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. But it's also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians' use of "code" language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodges, including:The Eddie Haskell PloyEminem's Rules of DecorumThe Belushi ParadigmStalin's Timing SecretThe Yoda TechniqueWhether you're an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Written by one of today's most popular online language mavens, it's warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and persuasive weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452637655
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jay Heinrichs spent twenty-six years working as a writer, editor, and publishing executive before heading to the North Woods and devoting most of his time to rhetoric. He currently gives frequent workshops to corporations, colleges, schools, and organizations.

David Drummond has narrated over seventy audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He has garnered multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award nomination. Visit him at drummondvoice.com.

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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book if you don't know anything about rhetoric but you need to learn to be convincing. General business users will enjoy the readable and lively style. Great read for an airplane trip. Full of tips and tricks to get you off the ground, and remove the mystery, from the art of rhetoric.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't go into this book expecting A Treatise on Argumentation, or a Idiots guide to Rhetoric, but something somwhere in the middle and you will be pleased that you took to the time to read this book. The Pop-references fit in nicely with the latin roots that are usually hidden off ot the site. With the help of stories, humor, and common conversations, the text was well-rounded and fun to read. There is just something nice about reading a book that entertains you while it makes you a little smarter.
Jeffery Olsen More than 1 year ago
This is a difinate must have for any and all debaters or those looking for a new way to argue and win. It is a great read.
rrgillen More than 1 year ago
I use this book as the text for my Art of Persuasion and Advanced Art of Persuasion classes taught in corporate environments. I've ordered well over 1000 copies with the vast majority of students responding very positively. The author's character does indeed infuse the book with personal family stories and he has a liberal bent that is quite clear. However his explanation and exposition of rhetoric and the persuasive arts easily outweigh the few moments of eye-brow raising as he invites us into the family. People who have not responded to this book have tended to be more conservative types who raise their eyebrows when they see words like "sex" and "seduction" in a business book. Big deal. If you're interested in making a better impression at the workplace while at the same time learning how to protect your children from the influences of advertising, buy this book. I also tried using the Art of WOO in my classes and it was a dud. I returned to Thank you for arguing as my text. A last bit of rare praise: a half dozen or so of my students have given this book to their teenagers to read...and they've actually read it. My wife and daughter have both read it - and our arguments have greatly improved!
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Now I can manipulate everyone! Thanks for sharing your powers of persuasion.
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Matthew DAlleva More than 1 year ago
Good for a basic overview of the subject.
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Beware ebook versions since these only work with nook apparently. Ipod users, you need wifi to sign into nook. So if you don't have wifi access this might just be useless. Apple's iBook's will say faulty, and it wont be readable.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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read it 4 times
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Guest More than 1 year ago
400 pages of learning how to outwit your wife and daughter. This author really, REALLY thinks he's smart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
. . . but not with Deborah Kerr 'p.23 of the paperback'. Ooops! That was Donna Reed starring opposite Jimmy Stewart in the Frank Capra classic. But I'm sure others have already pointed this out. No argument---just the facts. Other than that, a good read so far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People: Don't blow your money on this waste of paper. Nothing about the author's background qualifies him as an arguing expert. If anything, with all the lawsuits in his past, he's a very poor arguer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would teach you how to argue, but it was a social history of rhetoric, using gigantic ten-dollar words. I thought maybe the writer was really smart, but then I went to thankyouforarguing.com and realize that he's just an arrogant person who thinks this is the most important book ever, and he loves the way he looks because ... well, check it out for yourself. The site is awesome from a design standpoint. But Heinrich is way too arrogant for my taste.