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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Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I’ve failed to see what I’ve gained from this book, not one thing. I found the book really heavy going but was determined to finish it.

To ask other readers questions about The Art of Conversationplease sign up. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved. I’m still not sure whether to take this book seriously or not.

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It’s time to start walking and reclaim the wildness in all of us. Jun 20, Christine Beverly rated it did not like it. Please try again later. Now a permanent item in my library.

It seemed possible that someone else, maybe the editor, went back and put in the headers to ensure the reader knew what they were suppose to take away from the book. Not quite what I was hoping for. This was a reasonably entertaining read – the author has experience of many interesting conversations – but, having read it, I cannot say that it improved the art of my conversations.


From here we reach a converssation that can lead us to true life fulfilment and catjerine.

I am glad I read this book bu I think in the end this book served its purpose because I am more conscious about how I listen and speak with others in my everyday life. 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 cathfrine are to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

I did like how the book is organized — a chapter for each different aspect of conversation, each with a set of “Rules” — but she kills the momentum with her writing. Read reviews that mention catherine blyth leil lowndes enjoy the book conversation art entertaining ideas anecdotes conversationn writer finish sometimes english follow informative language social structure talk talking.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

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Aug 03, Adrian rated it really arh it. Not a stroll to the shops, or to the pub, but a walk that got you energised, stimulated your senses, allowing you to de-stress?

The Art of Conversation

May 25, brian tanabe rated it it was ok. Other times I felt like the book contradicted itself. The examples used are meaningful and interesting. It is about exchanging emotion. When we heal the fear and anxiety we have about money, we successfully achieve prosperity and peace.


I cradled the smooth white cup in my hand, ran my fingers over the uneven top of the time-worn wooden table. That it’s ok to love people, that kindness is something wonderful connversation brilliant and to bring on the joy. If you choose not to block or avoid these difficult emotions with alcohol, food or denial. I have to agree with the other one star rafters.

The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure

Jul 02, Diane rated it it was ok Shelves: I recommend you mostly skim the book. I read it in e-book format, but I may purchase a hard copy so I can flip through it again at my leisure. It also inspired me to contemplate over the great joy I do have in a good conversation and reflect on specific conversations I have been a part of.

While I did enjoy some points and chapters at the beginning of the book ex: Things like confidence, 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. View all 6 comments.

Mar 02, Constance rated it it was ok. When you don’t build a book of advice re the use of the tongue on the foundational principle of loving one’s neighbor, even on some truncated secular version thereof, you’re going to end up with shoddy architecture, indeed.