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Not very interesting
on 21 September 2013
It's remarkable that books like this can actually get published. After boringly spending the whole of the first chapter debating what "interesting" means, quoting such esteemed references as....their inbox after they asked their pals, the rest of the book didn't get any better. It's full of obvious advice, irrelevant asides, and general regurgitation of known conversational techniques. "Read the classic books" (which they list over nearly 2 pages to pad things out more) and "have an enquiring mind" is the level of advice here.
It did have one laugh out loud moment though: "the outside of the ear is shaped like a question mark - for a very good reason". It's good to ask questions and listen. Like the ear evolved because of the natural advantage that asking questions provides, and you wouldn't think to do this without a question-mark shaped ear. Oh dear, about as believable as the 5-star reviews on here whose reviewers have never reviewed anything else but all suddenly reviewed this book on publication. Buy something else.