How to Win an Argument is designed to provide you with the tools you need to improve your rhetorical and critical skills.
If you′ve ever felt the frustration of losing an argument—even when you knew you were right—to someone more skilled in pressing their point (and your hot buttons), this book is for you. This practical, often amusing guide gives you the tools you need to make your point clearly in any disagreement, from a formal debate to a roaring shouting match. You′ll find:
- Informal, yet objective
- More useful from a perespective of executive decision making
- Less structured for GMAT aspirants (though may be a good introduction)
- A 'nice brief book' (around 200 pages)
This is the first book I am reading on argument/critical thinking and have completed about 80% of the book.
The book is an excellent intro to the subject. I liked the relatively short chapters and the crispness of each topic/theme. The author has managed to objectively introduce key concepts without resorting to heavy-duty theories in reasoning and critical thinking.
One caveat: This presentation is relatively informal - I like it this way. But each idea/chapter has been presented in a deceptively simple fashion. It will help to highlight, reread and discuss with another person to really imbibe the ideas.
I am a person who leans towards picture/sketches and examples; I would give this book a five-star if thus updated.