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What to Talk about: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss

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Homo sapiens have been speaking for hundreds of years—and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, under Dumpsters. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and eat a birthday cake in the shower.

But no more. With What to Talk About you'll learn to speak—fluently, intelligently, charmingly—to family, friends, coworkers, lovers, future lovers, horse trainers, children, even yourself. This hilarious manual, written by two award-winning authors and illustrated by legendary cartoonist Tony Millionaire, is tailor-made for anyone who might one day attend a dinner party, start a job, celebrate a birthday, graduate from school, date a human, or otherwise use words.

What to Talk About is not rocket science, but it is a lot like brain surgery, in the sense that is terrifying, risky—and could change you forever.

About the Author

Chris Colin is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, and McSweeney's Quarterly. He lives in San Francisco.

Rob Baedeker is a writer, performer, and co-founder of the Kasper Hauser comedy group. He lives in Oakland, California.

Tony Millionaire is best known for the Sock Monkey series of comics and the syndicated comic strip Maakies. He lives in Pasadena, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452114507
Author:
Colin, Christopher
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Author:
Colin, Chris
Author:
Baedeker, Rob
Author:
Millionaire, Tony
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Subject:
Parodies
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5.25 x 0.75 in 0.69 lb

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