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A good talk: the story and skill of conversation

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A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities--conversation. Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clear along the way. Moving beyond self-help musings and "how to" advice, he has created a stylish, funny, and surprising book: a celebration of "the most excusively human of all activities." In a time when conversation remains deeply important-- for building relationships, for relaxing, even for figuring out who we are-- and also increasingly imperiled (with Blackberries and texting increasingly in vogue), A GOOD TALK is a refreshing celebration of the subtle adventures of a good conversation.
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Full title good talk the story and skill of conversation
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subject_facet Conversation analysis
title_display A good talk : the story and skill of conversation
title_full A Good Talk The Story and Skill of Conversation, A good talk : the story and skill of conversation / Daniel Menaker
title_short A good talk :
title_sub the story and skill of conversation
topic_facet Conversation analysis, Nonfiction, Sociology