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How to Win Any Argument, Revised Edition by Robert Mayer

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6Know What to Say, When to Say It, and What Not to Say

Because every argument has slippery slopes

In this chapter you’ll discover eight business-as-usual argument moves. But how they play out may not be to your liking.

Meet Libby and Sam

Because they argue with Sue about schoolwork

“Our high schooler, Sue, is bright and capable. That’s the good news. The bad news is that just about everything takes a priority over homework.

“We’ve tried the usual approaches: ‘Please, I can’t take it anymore. You’ve got to do your homework’ and ‘What am I going to do with you?’ What arguments can we possibly make to convince Sue to get serious about school?”

From bookstore signings and radio show call-ins, it was clear what moms and dads in cities and towns big ...

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