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What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss by [Colin, Chris, Baedeker, Rob]
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3.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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"The content is very tongue-in-cheek and laced with humor. This isn't a full- on self-help book, but a fun way of rethinking our daily conversations. It will definitely give you some ideas on how to change up your small talk and would be fun to read aloud at a party." - New Orleans Advocate

About the Author

Chris Colin is the author of the ebook Blindsight (on Amazon's Best Books of 2011 list) and What Really Happened to the Class of '93 ('essential reading,' according to GQ). Rob Baedeker is a writer, performer and co-founder of the Kasper Hauser comedy group, which authored three books: SkyMaul, Weddings of the Times, and Obama's Blackberry. Kasper Houser's work has appeared on This American Life, Adult Swim and the BBC.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13819 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (15 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GOJT5IE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,053 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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‘What to Talk About’ written by Chris Colin is charming and humorous book you'll read in an hour or two and get a good laugh a few times. Inside its covers the author gives many advices on how to start, maintain, save, and sometimes if necessary, end a conversation with someone who's more or less dear.

Colin divided his book into twelve chapters from whose names, especially subheadings a lot of things can be concluded – such as Small Talk (Don’t pooh-pooh it. Tae-kwon-DO-IT), Parties (Make love to your nightmare) or Family (Harness your nuclear power).

The book is decorated with several black and white illustrations made in the form of caricature that in a funny way in the form of image show what the author writes about.

Main objection to book or its characteristic, depending on the angle from which you look, is the fact that the book is somehow written from a male perspective that can be clearly read though all of its duration; therefore I am of the opinion that the female part of the audience might not in same way found it useful, and probably will not like it as much as will be the case with men.

Also, for some of the advices found inside reader won’t be entirely clear whether the author is joking or is serious because these advices are a bit silly and I'm not sure whether using them you would achieve results the author or yourself expect.

However, in overall terms, I would say that ‘What to Talk About’ is the type of book you will see as optional purchase at the airport or bus station, to read during travel helping you to time to pass quicker, several times have a good laugh and maybe remember some advices to use it afterwards.

Viewed in unpretentious way Chris Colin’s book can certainly be recommended.
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By PT on 11 April 2015
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It's clear that this isn't really meant to be a self-help book. But even as a 'tongue-in-cheek' joke book meant to draw laughs it fails dismally. Jokes made can be described at best as poor and at worst as chauvinistic and offensive. The cheap humour used make the book a tiresome read - I had to stop after the first chapter.
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Nice and simple read! With some great tips and strategies for conversation. This book is GREAT! For both beginner and advanced in the art of conversation.
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