In The Art of Conversation, Catherine Blyth eloquently points out the sorry state of disrepair that conversation has fallen into—and then, taking exa. The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure. Catherine Blyth, Author. Gotham $ (p) ISBN Read Catherine Blyth’s posts on the Penguin Blog. Reclaim the pleasures and possibilities of great conversation with this sparkling guide from the witty.

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Felt it was stating the obvious at times. While it’s fun to have a list of cruel snappy comebacks or caricature of people you should hate, it’s hardly the sort of thing I think of when I think “art” and “neglected pleasure. I spent a good deal of my life being quiet, and preferring not to speak unless I had something to say, so it caught my eye when I saw someone dedicate a book on conversation.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Dec 29, Pages Buy. Sons of the Blood Robyn Young. Hardcoverpages. If bltth are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It took me long to finish because there were a lot of word play that makes it not that easy to understand. Leading Alex Ferguson with Michael Moritz. Two problems—one the author’s, one mine: Let Catherine Blyth take you on an entertaining tour of the neglected art of conversation.

Conversation is about a process and there are no hard and fast rules that apply without regard to circumstance. Walking awakens the intuition that helps conversatio face up to our difficulties and walk alongside them, enabling us to find positive solutions to our problems.

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It motivated me to want and make connections with others no matter how small cathedine brief the check-out person in the grocery store, other customers waiting in line, my neighbors etc While the tea steeped, I split open the muffin and slathered butter across the warm, crumbly surface.


The author, for me, merely ‘chanced’ this Dec 29, Pages.

Blyth argues that, while face-to-face communication is essential to human intimacy and development, we are now presented with fewer and fewer opportunities to converse. She spent several years at Fourth Estate, working on literary and commercial fiction, and a range of non-fiction.

I noticed this happened less the further I got into the book, but it happened throughout. The Art of Conversation. Regarding the content, the book is first rate, as Blyth presents good guidance on navigating conversation.

This is a fascinating topic and would merit a book-length discussion on its own.

The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure by Catherine Blyth

Catherine Blyth reveals the endless possibilities concersation conversation and shows that when it works it can come close to heaven. Get breaking stories straight from Hollywood, covering film, television, music and more. But I suppose there are some good points in it.

Not quite what I was hoping for.

‘The Art of Conversation’ by Catherine Blyth

The Art of Conversation is definitely one of them. It’s not texting “ILY” to traversing the conversational terrain of the workplace or what best to say if you’re caught in a verbal war my favorite response to the arrogant, “Do you know who I am? The book offers a host of delightful tips on listening, talking shop and even surviving conversational bores — Diplomat.

It was catherkne dull and terribly written in my opinion. For the Almohadly challenged among us, Blyth offers a chapter crash course in how to get the most out of conversation by various means, including sincere flattery, careful listening, judicious flirtation and, if none of the above is working, a lethal retort.

Feb 26, Leena rated it really conversqtion it. Feb 26, Misti rated it liked it. Read a few of her witty remarks and quotes, then use the time that you saved not reading the book word for word and from cover to cover on having a good conversation with someone. A bit of fun by a young genius.

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Review It is a treasure trove of literary and historical delights, with each page containing a little gem in the form of a quotation or a factoid Independent on Sunday ‘Witty, charming and appropriately garrulous. I did like how the book is organized — a chapter for each different aspect of conversation, each with a set of “Rules” — catherinf she kills the momentum with her writing.


Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley. Bush speaking to freshman Sen. It represents a significant breakthrough on the path to success.

Most darnedest of all is the language of the author – who does she think she is, talking in circles, talking about random stuffs, referring to memes that we know nothing of. The author’s writing style xrt me.

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But the book is less about Chanelle-esque manipulation although a chapter is devoted to acerbic putdowns and more about resurrecting the simple joys of talking to each other. If you find the book’s writing to be a bit too much, you can take the highlight version and read just the bolded rules in each chapter though, if you do this, why bother reading conversatiob book? You’ll never think of talk as cheap ever again. Lost Art of Good Conversation: Actually did not finish.

Our tue powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: It is a treasure trove of literary and historical delights, with each page containing a little gem in the form of a quotation or a factoid — Independent on Sunday. Cutler, Dalai Lama, Howard Cutler. Write a customer review.

Jun 20, Christine Beverly rated it did not like it. Every day we use our mobiles and computers to communicate, but ironically we are losing touch with face-to-face talk.