• Thank You for Arguing

  • By: Jay Heinrichs
  • Narrated by: Jay Heinrichs
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thank You for Arguing, written and read by Jay Heinrichs - your ultimate guide to the art of winning arguments, in a brand-new edition.

Everyone is always trying to persuade us of something: politicians, advertising, the media and most definitely our families. Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. With all the wisdom of the ages, from classical oratory to contemporary politics and pop culture, Thank You for Arguing shows you how to win more than your fair share of arguments as well as: 

  • How to shine at work, avoid speeding tickets and outwit argumentative partners 
  • Cicero's secrets to moving an audience, Donald Trump's savvy speechmaking and the art of giving a TED talk 
  • Tactics like Setting Your Goals, Making Them Like You and Gaining the High Ground 
  • Defuse an angry accuser and benefit from your own mistakes 
  • The art of rhetoric, from eloquence and friendship to wit and irrefutable logic

Written by one of today's most popular online language experts, Thank You for Arguing is brimming with time-tested rhetorical tips and persuasion techniques that will change your life. And that's not hyperbole.

©2018 Jay Heinrichs (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Demetri
  • 09-28-22

Excellent introduction to Rhetoric

Entertaining, comprehensive and very interesting. Has inspired me to find out much more on the subject

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  • Andrei Olteanu
  • 08-11-22

Savoury and well structured

You can tell that this book is narrated by the author, because all the necessary intonation is there.
The amount of information is enough to give you a clear picture of rhetoric, but the style is so good that will make you ask for more.
This is one of the very few books I'll listen to twice.

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  • Chris
  • 06-24-22

Even better than you think

Fun, witty & wise - listened twice in a row.
Will also buy the book - so much to learn and know.

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  • theantlion
  • 03-08-21

The art of tongue fu.

This is the single best book available to learn the art of rhetorical speaking. Not so much a book about arguing as a book about achieving productive conversations through understanding what the other is saying and far more importantly how they are saying it. To describe this book in words does not do it justice, you have to read it.

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  • Andrew Wilson
  • 02-24-21

i found this book fascinating and engaging

Its rare that I'm able to stay engaged with a book of this nature from start to end. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and have bought the paper copy as well for reference. I suspect I will be listening to it again before the year is out.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 07-22-19

Content of the book is really interesting

I really enjoyed the content of the book, inluding the real-life examples of application of several techniques from author´s own life . As for the performance, that was for me a bit weaker part of the audiobook... But I generally prefer books being read by actors so I might be biased in my judgement. I would recommend the book.. good inspiration for communication

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  • Chris Manners
  • 07-14-19

Worthwhile

Funny delivery and some good content.. But too long for the amount of substance and FAR too many personal references to his family (e.g., Dorothy Junior). With such an extensive knowledge of rhetoric, give us some examples from the best!

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  • stephen campbell
  • 03-14-18

absolutely brilliant

this is an amazing book thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in persuading people of anything

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