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Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (17 of 19)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 506,241 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 19
Get Anyone to Do Anything: Never Feel Powerless Ag&hellip by David J. Lieberman
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but effective, April 23 2003
You may have to read some of these ideas over and over again. They seem to work! I have yet to implement all of them, and some of them fly in the face of wisdom, but sometimes you have nothing to lose ( especially in the world of dating ). The author knows his psychology. This book has helped me immensely on getting along at work and dealing with difficult people. Simply by phrasing questions and requests differently, you will get much more satisfactory responses from people. There are various chapters on romantic, business and social relationships and how to deal with them. There's also a little creative use of body language. Don't view it as manipulation - we are bombarded every day with… Read more
3.0 out of 5 stars lengthy but addictive, April 23 2003
I'm enjoying Diablo 2 right now. These games become tedious after a while. There is some problem solving but mostly there is hacking and slashing a plenty.
Power of Internal Martial Arts: Combat Secrets of &hellip by Bruce Frantzis
I must preface this review by stating that my familiarity with Chinese martial arts is very superficial. That being said, I must also state that this is, without a doubt, one of the best written martial arts books I have read. The author shares his experiences with teachers and schools on mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The three main sections cover Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Pa Kua. There is also additional material on the Chinese view of the energy flow through the body and training advice.
Mr. Frantzis draws on anecdotes and history to describe and contrast the internal martial arts systems in great detail. After reading this excellent book I was inspired to join classes in internal… Read more