Words That Hurt, Words That Heal
How To Choose Words Wisely And Well
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Joseph Telushkin is renowned for his warmth, his erudition, and his richly anecdotal insights, and in Words That Hurt, Words That Heal he focuses these gifts on the words we use in public and in private, revealing their tremendous power to shape relationships. With wit and wide-ranging intelligence, Rabbi Telushkin explains the harm in spreading gossip, rumors, or others' secrets, and how unfair anger, excessive criticism, or lying undermines true communication. By sensitizing us to subtleties of speech we may never have considered before, he shows us how to turn every exchange into an opportunity.
Remarkable for its clarity and practicality, Words That Hurt, Words That Heal illuminates the powerful effects we create by what we say and how we say it.
From Publishers Weekly
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A perfect guide to speaking well
Have you ever considered the power of your words, for good or otherwise? In simple prose, using quotes, anecdotes, and simple persuasive logic, Rabbi Telushkin's words will truly change the way you view speech and how you talk to others--not just in terms of gossip but for types of speech. His wisdom is accessible to people of all ages and from all backgrounds (I first read this book in high school); it is informative and even entertaining, without being preachy or condescending. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.