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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and henirichs again. Hheinrichs Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Thank You for Arguing: Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill.
It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and aguing weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Thank You for Arguingplease sign up. See 1 question about Thank You for Arguing….
Lists with This Book. I hate the writers voice and writing style and I am than, tired of these accessible books being about ten pages of content inflated with real life anecdotes as if they prove anything. How can you do that in a book about rhetoric and logic fallacy especially.
Also it wasn’t structured very well and was a little sporadic and made use of all these things in a manipulative way and even praised being manipulative. There are way better books on rhetoric honestly so choose something else instead that isn’ I hate the writers voice and writing style and I am so tired of these accessible books being about ten pages of content inflated with real life anecdotes as if they prove anything.
There are way better books on rhetoric honestly so choose something else instead that isn’t a vehicle for the author to try and show off how much he knows but rather something with substance. View all 6 comments. Dec 18, Nick rated it really liked it. This is a highly competent introduction to the ancient Greek and Roman art of rhetoric — or, as the author is fond of saying — verbal ju-jitsu.
It’s that kind of irritating cheerful trendiness that prevented me from giving the book 5 stars.
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The author is determined to make the book funny and cute. He tells many stories on himself where his attempts at All of that got tires This is a highly competent introduction to the ancient Greek and Roman art of rhetoric — or, as the author is fond of saying — verbal ju-jitsu. All of that got tiresome pretty quickly, as well as the quotes from Homer Simpson and even Stalin.
One gets the feeling that he’s been unable to get anyone’s attention over the years, and so he’s used to trying way too hard. He’s like one of those people you meet at a party who’s a little too lively and who won’t stop cracking one-liners. The act wears thin after a while. But still, all of rhetoric is spread out for you ‘like a patient etherised upon a table’.
If you want to learn it, this is a relatively painless way to do so. Like having an amateur Chris Rock teach you a foreign language. Jun 09, Don rated it did not like it. If you think of the word argument as a series of logical steps connecting premises to a conclusion, then this is not the book you’re looking for. And if you think of arguments as opportunities to work together to discover truth, then this book will likely leave you very disappointed.
Let me just share a few of the gems that you can expect from this book: That’s a good thing.
While our culture tends to admire straight shooters, [ If they don’t or you don’t know themthen If that won’t work, accept your opponent’s facts and terms but And if even that isn’t to your advantage That’s because, nonsensical as the argument is logically, it makes emotional sense.
View all 3 comments. Aug 31, Hsinrichs rated it it was ok Shelves: For an accessible, engaging, and non-textbook book about rhetoric, I found it very successful. The examples are relevant and Heinrichs creates more memorable names for the Latin rhetorical terms.
He gives rhetoric more applicability and relevance to our lives by exposing how it used in popular culture.
I learned quite a bit from the book, even if it jumped around a lot. However, I got quite annoyed with Heinrichs’ narrative voice by about halfway through the book. At first, I really enjoyed the h For an accessible, engaging, and non-textbook book about rhetoric, I found it very successful. At first, I really enjoyed the humor and sarcasm, but then it just went overboard. The sarcasm got old very quickly and I felt like Heinrichs was quite arrogant in his own presentation of the material which involved praising his book.
I thought he was rather pretentious; while I don’t particularly mind pretension, his embodiment of the techniques he discussed bothered me.
I had trouble connecting with his experiences and felt that in a few places he was condescending by over-simplifying the techniques. I also didn’t like how he almost praised the manipulation involved in rhetoric; while I do understand its there, he seemed to throw it in your face. For these reasons, I had difficulty continuing with the book. At first it read fast, but then I got so sick of the narrative voice and presentation, that it took a lot of motivation to finish it If I didn’t need to read for class, I might’ve stopped.
However, I did learn a lot from reading this book and do believe it is a much more accessible resource than other rhetoric resources. Oct 14, Deke rated it did not like it. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t finish it, even after slogging through pages.
The book is filled with valuable argujng, but the author’s writing style is intolerable. Filled with pop culture references and anecdotes from his family, it’s like listening to a guy at a party who is incredibly proud of himself and won’t shut up even though no one is laughing at his jokes.
I started leafing through the book, flipped pages, closed it.
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And then I read the blurb on the back which he I couldn’t do it. And then I read the blurb on the back which he probably wrote; if I’d seen it I would have run screaming: Actually, I take that back, that sentence is quite enlightening. Run, don’t walk, toward actual rhetorical quality. One of only three books I have thrown to the floor in disgust and have no intention or desire to ever go back to fro.
The writer comes across as patronising and smug, and he appears to love footnotes so much he actually sticks them in amongst the text in little, ror box-outs. The only funny bits in this supposedly humorous book are the Simpson’s quotes, so go watch Homer instead. Mar 26, Kate rated it did not like it. The very best college class I took was Dr. B was a stern taskmaster and a hard grader– and I learned so much about polishing self-expression and about analyzing other’s expressed opinions.
Argunig lessons for the academic life and for real life. I hoped to find a book that would return me to that classroom and help me recall the skills I so appreciated. This book thamk not that one. This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who The very best college class I took was Dr. This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who disagrees with you by any means possible, including falsification.
In theory, the variety of contemporary sources cited by the author should help the reader to analyze such tricks when, say, politicians employ them– but Heinrichs doesn’t choose his examples for their rhetorical brilliance or their rhetorical speciousness: I read only two chapters, flipped through the remaining pages, and put the book in the big bag to be donated to the SPCA thrift store. I guess that means it’s really a dog.
Jun 25, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: He details the tools and techniques necessary for persuasion, and branches out into the overall importance of rhetoric in contemporary society and in our daily lives. Thank You for Arguing served as a great guide to the many terms, tips, and tricks of argument.
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Heinrichs keeps his tone light heinricys avoid boring his readers, and even points out how he utilizes rhetoric in his own writing throughout the book. While some of my peers thought that his voice verged on cheesiness, to me it had the right amount of jocularity to balance out the dryness of some of the material. He maintained a sophisticated writing style, too, and his expertise and the amount of research he conducted for the publishing of this book foe made clear.
I can see why the English teachers at my school would have students read Thank You for Arguing before taking AP English Language – it introduces terms such as ethos, yo, and logos, and shares techniques for argument such as utilizing the future tense. Recommended to those who wish to learn how to be more persuasive and to those who want to win more arguments.
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View all 7 comments. Jun 30, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone writing a speech; Anyone who ever makes an argument or is persuaded to do anything. For those of us who took literature instead of rhetoric in college ehem, yeahit’s a great intro to the mysterious dark art. Heinrichs humorously illuminates the nuts and bolts of argument, the art of persuading an audience to change its mind or mood or to get it to act.
He gets you to remove yourself from argument and become a third beinrichs observer. What are the speaker’s goals?