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The purpose of Kung Fu, the Chinese art of self-defense, is to fend off physical attacks. According to professional speaker and consultant Horn, the purpose of Tongue Fu, a spoken form of self-defense, is to guard against psychological attacks. Dealing with difficult people is a part of everyday life. However, by focusing on real-life responses to verbal challenges instead of theories and platitudes, the author has delivered a convenient handbook for the mental martial art of verbal self-protection. Divided into four sections, the book offers techniques and skills for responding thoughtfully in conflicts, expressing honest feelings and goals, seeking cooperation in difficult situations, and living a life of value during trying times. Each of the 30 chapters offers examples that demonstrate the expected goals and acquired skills in action. Despite its suggestively prurient title, Horn's book is a lively, positive guide that can be returned to time and again. A popular title for all public library collections.
David R. Johnson, Fayetteville P.L., Ark.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I bought this book in all honesty while it was on sale to help add enough for free shipping but after reading it, it has quickly turned into one of my favourite books. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dana
I purchased this book based upon many of the reader recommendations on this very important subject. However, after I received the book and began reading it, I felt scammed. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by GMan
I attended a brief seminar given by Sam Horn. She is an outstanding speaker and Tongue Fu offers practical advice on how to deal with difficult people. Read morePublished on July 12 2001
You are reading this review by chance or you got to this point searching for Tongue Fu or Sam Horn, the author. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2000 by Rajiv Sinha
I first read this book as a requirement when I began working at a doctor's office. Since then I've used it's techniques not only for face-to-face verbal conflict but in evaluation... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 1999