The Art of Conversation: How Talking Improves Lives (Anglais) CD – Livre audio, CD, Version intégrale
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Description du produit
Revue de presse
'Witty, charming and appropriately garrulous . . . it shamed me into wanting to
mend my own, lumpen, non-conversational ways and pull my speech-related
socks up...this smart little book should be in every house like Gideon
bibles in hotel rooms'
A bit of fun by a young genius. The Art of Conversation . . . is a witty meditation upon
all aspects of talk . . . if you give to a friend it will itself provoke hours of amusing chat as you read out her jokes and her wisdom
'Blending science with psychology and philosophy with literature, she argues the case for banter and badinage. It's free, fun and gets your brain cells firing like the prettiest of firework displays' (Marie Claire)
'I tried my hardest to dislike The Art of Conversation, but it's hard to dislike anything that quotes Chanelle from Big Brother in the same breath as Andrew Marvell and Henry James' (Guardian)
'Everybody will read it, but pretend they haven't' (Observer)
'As Woodrow Wilson once opined of the US President Warren Harding, I am simply in possession of 'a bungalow mind'. I hope that reading The Art of Conversation has furnished me with a staircase or two' (Observer)
'A witty, entertaining guide, much praised' (Bookseller)
'Modern man - and woman - have forgotten how to engage larynx and ears. Catherine Blyth teaches the lost art with wit and charm' (Harry Mount, author of AMO, AMAS, AMAT . . . AND ALL THAT)
'Brings a professional sensibility to the topic' (Scotland on Sunday)
'It's fun, it's fresh and it's flirty - all the things it teaches that we can be, if only we master the art of conversation' (The Resident)
'A witty and thoroughly entertaining guide to the noble art of conversation' (Katie Hickman)
'Get off that bloody computer and read this bloody great book. Reclaim the orgasmic pleasures of a bloody good conversation. Don't let modern technology turn you into an uncommunicative ninny: ingest this book and start conversing . . . and then start living' (Simon Doonan, author of ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR)
'This is a gushingly erudite, high-spirited and enjoyably bossy book . . . a lot of wit and wisdom' (Literary Review)
The book offers a host of delightful tips on listening, talking shop and even surviving conversational bores (Diplomat)
'Blyth is a passionate talker, and here she takes us on an entertaining tour of the art of proper conversation . . . you'll never be at a loss for words at those awkward socials again!' (Glamour)
'Her book, The Art of Conversation, is a rallying cry for this neglected yet vital pleasure' (Psychologies) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition CD .
Présentation de l'éditeur
Every day we use our mobiles and computers to communicate, but ironically we are losing touch with face-to-face talk. Catherine Blyth reveals the endless possibilities of conversation and shows that when it works it can come close to heaven.
With examples from Elizabeth I to Tommy Cooper, courtesans to nomads, THE ART OF CONVERSATION is full of tips on listening, the perfect handshake, talking shop and surviving conversational bores. Be it sharing a joke with a stranger, sparking a new idea or just letting off steam with a friend, there are infinite adventures to be had if you break the ice and say hello...
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Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com
Two other observations: The author, Catherine Blyth, is as beautiful as a fashion model, judging by the photograph on the dust jacket, and perhaps for her the art of conversation is not as fraught as it is for the rest of us. Also, she is English and occasionally uses phrases that must be clear on her side of the Atlantic but that puzzle me.
Quotations are absolutely abused throughout the book, to the point where it's very difficult and frustrating to read because Blythe's thoughts, information, or instruction are never really sustained without recalling at least two or three historical figures and getting their thoughts on the subject. And at least one of those will be so obscure and poorly introduced as to negate any import their words may have had.
Blythe does analyze different aspects of conversation as well as offer some vague tips, but rather than really dive into these things, she mentions them more in passing. They seem more like the thread that ties together all the quotations rather than the other way around.
I'm at chapter six (or page 115 in the hardback), and I'm not sure I'm willing to hear her out for another 170 pages. I've not read anything so far that indicates the rest would be anything other than quotes cobbled together with ornate, cutesy prose that's quite inappropriate given the topic at hand.
Thank god I got this remaindered. Even if it were free, I'd recommend friends not waste their time on it. It's just too shallow to provide practical help and too choppy to be an enjoyable read.