Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense (revised) now available!

You can now order the revised edition of The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense by Suzette Haden Elgin (aka ozarque on LJ). It updates the book's concepts for contemporary life and examples. If you're new to the concept, verbal self-defense helps defuse arguments and other hostile language. It's useful for everyone in ordinary conversation, but also for writers who wish to achieve a particular effect of gentle or aggressive speech in characters. I have the old edition of this book, and will get the new one if I can afford it; but in any case, this is one of the top 5 or so books that I recommend most frequently to people.
Tags: family skills, linguistics, reading
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