Sunday, February 1, 2009

Magic Words: 101 Ways to Talk Your Way Through Life's Challenges

by Howard Kaminsky and Alexandra Penney
Broadway Books, 2002

From the book jacket: "A comprehensive collection of powerful phrases to help you face a variety of awkward, intimidating, confusing, or otherwise challenging moments."

A wonderful little handbook for anyone who has to deal with people! The book is broken into three types of magic words: those that you say to yourself, those that you say to others, and words that have universal application. Examples include, "I'll sing for my supper, but I won't audition", "When you draw the line, do it in cement", "Why are you asking?", "I need your help", "There's only one condition for friendship", and "When you get in a downward spiral, hit the ground running". You'll have to read the book to find out what those signify. Believe me, you won't be sorry you did.

2 comments:

Kimber said...

What IS the one condition in frienship anyways? Do tell.

Susan said...

The one condition for friendship is that friendship is unconditional :)