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Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives By Theodore Zeldin,

  • Title: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives
  • Author: Theodore Zeldin
  • ISBN: 9781587680007
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do you want better conversations with your lover, your colleagues at work, your family, friends or strangers, or yourself Conversation explains what kind of talk charmed and excited people in the past, and why we talk differently today It explores the art and the history of conversation and how it can be the key to a happier, interesting future It shows how women hDo you want better conversations with your lover, your colleagues at work, your family, friends or strangers, or yourself Conversation explains what kind of talk charmed and excited people in the past, and why we talk differently today It explores the art and the history of conversation and how it can be the key to a happier, interesting future It shows how women have changed the ways lovers speak, how families avoid silence or boredom, how your work can damage or improve the way you converse, and what role there is for the tongue tied and shy This book will enable you to see clearly what you want to talk about, and what conversation can do to your life.
    Conversation How Talk Can Change Our Lives Do you want better conversations with your lover your colleagues at work your family friends or strangers or yourself Conversation explains what kind of talk charmed and excited people in the past

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    1. This is a quirky little book, half text and half art painted by the author himself, all as a way to try and stimulate conversation between us the generic us, the great seething mass of general humanity Conversation, Zeldin says, is not just talk conversation is a skilled exchange of ideas, betraying our curiousity about others, and a particular open mindedness, a willingness to be changed by the act of sitting and listening as much as putting things into words Defensiveness, wanting to win an ar [...]

    2. I stopped reading this some time ago because it depressed meDOOOKS NOW, I have just entered into the final chapter.So, WHAT has changed Obviously the book hasn t, so obviously yet AGAIN it MUST BE ME 18th November ,2012MUCH LATER How could I have left readers hanging like THAT Why did it depress me, for a start Because I was aware of how rarely one comes across Good Listeners.Just the other day I went to visit my barber I love barbers because they have you trapped in a chair and they may ply you [...]

    3. I picked up this little book because the author was mentioned by Alain de Botton in his NYT Book Review Interview I was intrigued by the idea of generating new and vibrant conversations, but in the end the book fell flat Certainly didn t rise to its subtitle of providing a prescription for changing lives I had the sense the author was trying much too hard and oddly, because the author is a historian lacked a broad historical perspective Good conversation has always been rare and it has always e [...]

    4. One of the few books I rate as five stars, and one that I want to give to so many friends Brilliant and accurate and perfect.

    5. Vestlus on muuhulgas ka m tete lugemise m ng, m istatus Me peame pidevalt m istatama, miks inimesed tlevad just seda, mida tlevad Teaduslikku keelt v ib v rrelda tervisetoiduga Lihtne keel v rdub kiirtoiduga Miski pole raskem, kui lbuseta enesekindluse hankimine Toidu ostmine on peitusem ng, kus toidu pakendajad peidavad oma saladusi v ikese kirjaga tekstidesse Kullatera leidmine pealtn ha kivisest maapinnast on ks k ige erutavamaid lesandeid ldse Mida enam me r gime, seda v hem on asju, millest [...]

    6. No me ha gustado nada, salvo el primer cap tulo Viene poco contenido, ya que la mitad son cuadros abstractos del propio autor No me ha resultado til en absoluto, aunque pas un buen rato sacando algunos temas de conversaci n de los que vienen al final No lo recomiendo.

    7. I saw this on a colleague s shelf and borrowed it, and it sat on the shelf until I came across it in an odd moment, sat down and skimmed as much of it as I need to read It was originally talks on BBC4, by a fellow and former dean at Oxford doesn t say what department or subject, they probably don t have those at Oxford but philosophy was a big part of his preparation, however it happened Gorgeous paintings by the author all the way through this tiny little almost exactly 100 book, and at first I [...]

    8. A British philosopher looks at the demise of conversation and the implications for society at large The most ominous result is that no one talks to strangers and we confine our conversations almost exclusively to those who are like minded This creates an insular and warped version of the world Not too long ago, it was inconceivable to spend any period of time with a stranger and not talk to them Now, it is commonplace for strangers to spend hours at a time together and never exchange a single wo [...]

    9. Tiny little book, but thought provoking Check out his project organization the muse google it which grew out of this and intimate history , is on a mission to inspire meaningful conversations between people of all walks of life.

    10. Thought provoking book on the role conversation plays in our happiness and sense of connectedness to others, and about how talking to each other broadens our understanding and helps us grow Also contains beautiful art and questions designed to deepen our conversations.

    11. Cute book of ideas and pretty illustrations I think the title is misleading, maybe it s about how the right kind of conversation can enhance our lives It s a lovely additional read to whichever novel and non fiction books you have going on.

    12. I really like the idea of this book, and it certainly offers some very encouraging ideas about the benefits afforded by a greater commitment to the pursuit of good conversationI wish there was a bit of it though

    13. T Zeldin points out how talking is not conversation Where conversation is what allows us to change one s own or others feelings and or ideas.

    14. This interesting book got me rethinking about the purposes of conversations and how I conversed with others It will be of most value to those who value some deeper thinking.

    15. he says in chapter 1 that if you have a Conflict Theorist s view of the world then this book is pointless to you he was right.

    16. The author shares insights in this philosophical treatise on the art of conversation He speaks of the need to converse with persons who have different jobs, cultures, and customs.

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