A Good Talk is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities - conversation. Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clea...
By Daniel Menaker
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Twelve (2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 7704827
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
Charmingly written and enjoyable this book is a nice read though it does not provide much that is new for the conversationally impaired. There are several points in the book where the author goes against his own advice and assumes political attitude