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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Take as your cue radical journalist John Wilkes who, when told by Lord Sandwich that he would die conversatiob of the pox or on the gallows’, quickly responded that it would depend ‘on whether I embrace your mistress or your principles.

One person found this helpful. May 11, Deane Barker rated it liked it. What one gets is an essay on the thoughts of an admittedly witty and clnversation author: 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 the book?

The Art of Conversation

But I suppose there are some good points in it. I think that, despite being a part of the problem, technological advances can be part of the solution, but, that’s a thesis for catherinw time.

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May 20, Richard Guaraldo rated it did not like it. The New Science of Personal Achievement. You will come to understand that money flows like water and arrives like a guest.


Master the Art of Personal Magnetism. Let Catherine Blyth take you on an entertaining tour of the neglected art of conversation. Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson’s fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive coversation, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature.

Cheer Up Love, Susan’s first book, had a clear aim: Readers expecting a sociological treatise will be disappointed, as the interesting nuggets of information are scattered throughout the advice portions of the book.

You’d better be bloody good at it’ he advises her, and I am, so blytg, not convinced.

It just didn’t read well. You may discover to your surprise that the people who are most at peace with money are the ones who walk nimbly between having too little and having too much. My true rating is 2. Written by a London-based therapist, Walk with your Wolf is part memoir, part self-help and part reflection on the connection we must re-establish with our natural, intuitive selves if we are to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

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When we heal the fear and anxiety we have about money, we successfully achieve prosperity and peace. Also by Catherine Blyth.

Redeemed somewhat by being a fast read, presenting a decent defense of small talk, and being somewhat forgiven on the grounds of being British perhaps I’m merely thw brash American who uncharitably sees insincerity where tact is intended Delving into critical issues like sexism, social media, social comparison, and social pressure, Amy offers thoughtful, intelligent advice, practical tips, and specific strategies; combining them with her personal experiences, stories from former patients, and both well-known and untold examples from women from across industries and pop culture.


As a bit of a wallflower, I expected a book giving a strategy for guiding me through the maze of conversation, some ideas for navigating its dead ends and reaching the other side feeling I had at least attempted to find my own way there.

Her prose embodies coonversation conversational values she promotes: Things like blyyth, charm, and the likes which are so crucial to being a person other people want to converse with cannot be given to us by the author.

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The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken. It reads as something written by an egotistical “Walk into any bar or internet cafe and you’d think conversation is going out of style” Regrettably, I judged the whole book by that only slightly funny one line, and bought the damn thing, and have regretted it ever since. Sunny Side Up has a similarly clear path: Apr 10, Bookworm Amir rated it did not like it. I’m finding her advice to be “gossipy” to enliven conversations annoying, and some of her suggestions seem downright catty, but there are enough positives and entertaining aspects to keep me going.